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CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE 

CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Monday, January 10, 1916 

2:00 O'CLOCK P.M. ^jra>»?— A)^>'il 2.C 
(Council Chamber, City EalL) ' "^ 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present— Ro\i. Wm. Hale Thomp- 
son, Mayor, and Aid. Coughlin, 
Kenna, Norris, DePriest, Stern, 
Werner, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, 
Martin, Nance, McGormick, Kim- 
ball, Merrtam, Gross, Tyden, Block, 
Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, Pett- 
koske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, Mc- 
Dermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fishor, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch and Janke. 

Absent— K\di. Walkowiak, Lipps 
and Watson. 



Call to Order. 

At 2:00 o'clock P. M. (the hour 
appointed for the meeting), the 
Mayor called the Council to order. 



Quorum. 

The Clerk called the roll of mem- 
bers, and there was found to be 
A quorum present. 

JOURNAL. 

Aid. Nance moved to correct the 
printed record of the proceedings 
of the regular meeting held Thurs- 
day, December 30, 1915, as sub- 
mitted by the Clerk, so thiat said 
record will show Aid. Nance as vot- 
ing "Yea" on a motion to lay on the 
table a motion to recommit a re- 
port of the Committee on Buildings 



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January 10, 1916. 



and City Hall on an ordinance au- 
thorizing the use of motion-picture 
machines designed for use with a 
slow-burning" type of film. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to approve said 
printed record as corrected, as the 
Journal of the Proceedings of said 
meeting, and to dispense with the 
reading of same. 

The motion prevailed. 



Communications from the Mayor, 
City Clerk, City Comptroller, Com- 
missioner of Public Works and 
other City Officers, Departments 
and Branches of the City Govern- 
ment. 



Veto: Order for payment of Salary 
of E. C. Shankland. 

His Honor the Mayor submitted 
the following veto message: 

Office of the Mayor,| 
Chicago, January 8, 1916.] 

To the Honorable, the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, 
without my approval, an order 
passed by your Honorable Body on 
December 30, 1915, and appearing 
on page 2721 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of the City Council of 
that date, by which the City Comp- 
troller and the City Treasurer are 
directed to pay to E. C. Shankland 
the sum of $7,000, salary as Har- 
bor and Subway Commissioner for 
the period commencing June 1st 
and ending December 31, 1915. 

I wiflihold my approval of said 
order for the reason that I am ad- 
vised by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works tliat the said E. C. Shank- 
land r-ntored into an agreement with 
the Commissioner of Public Works 
in t.hn presence of the City Comp- 
trnller fo romain on tln^ Harbor and 
Subway Commission after June 1. 
191 f), willmuf. fonipcnsation. Had 
til'- -;ii<l K. C. Shank land not agreed 



with the Commissioner of Public 
Works to serve after June 1, 1915, 
without compensation he would not 
have been permitted to remain as a 
Harbor and Subway Commissioner, 
as the work which he was required 
to supervise had progressed to a 
point where it was unnecessary to 
continue the said E. C. Sbankland 
or anyone else at a salary to super- 
vise it. 

I, therefore, recommend that the 
vote by which this order was passed 
be reconsidered and that the same 
be placed on file. 

, V,ery truly yours, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Littler moved to reconsider 
the vote by which said order, vetoed 
by His Honor the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Littler moved to refer said 
order to the Committee on Finance. 
The motion prevailed. 



Municipal Lighting System: Lamp 
Outage Due to Ice in Drain- 
age Canal. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, 
which was, together with the com- 
munication submitted therewith, 
referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance : 

Office of the Mayor,) 
Chicago, January 10, 1916.) 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen — I transmit herewith 
a communication from the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity with 
reference to service furnished by 
the Sanitary District, and respect- 
fully recommend its reference to- 
(he Committee on Finance. 
Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mnijor. 



January 10, 1916. 



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CITY CLERK. 



Report of Acceptances and Bonds. 

The City Clerk isubmitted a re- 
port of acceptances and bonds un- 
der ordinances, filed in his office 
and not previously reported to the 
Oouncil, which was lordered printed 
in the Journal and 
Placed on file. 

Said repOTt reads las follows: 
Office of the City Clerk,] 
Chicago, January 10, 1916.| 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and 
City Council: 

Gentlemen— In accordance with 
the provisions of the Code, I here- 
by make report of acceptances and 
bonds filed in this office : 

C & I W. R. R- : Acceptance, 
Ordinance of December 10th 1915 
opening of street north of W. 31st 
boulevard; filed January 5th, 191b. 
' Commercial National Safe De- 
posit Co. : Acceptance and Bond Or- 
dinance lof November 22nd, 1915 
lamps on Edison Building; filed 
December 27th, 1915. 

Samuel A. Marx: Acceptance and 
Bond, Ordinance of October 19th, 
1915, chimney; filed December 18th, 
1915. 

Respectfully yours, 
(Signed) John Siman, 

City Clerk 



City Clerk: Annual Report (1915). 

also, 

A report of the activities and 
earnings of the City Clerk's office 
for the year ended December 31, 
,1915, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 

Petition: Disconnection of Certain 
Territory. 

ALSO, 

A petition of Lester F. Clow for 



the disconnection from the City of 
Chicago of a tract of land described 
as follows: that part of the West V2 
of the West % of the Siouthwest % 
of Section Thirty (30), Township 
Forty (40) North, Range Thirteen 
(13), East of thie Third Principal 
Meridian, lying north of Grand ave- 
nue (excepting Joseph Bouch^s Ad- 
dition to Mont Clare, and also ex- 
cepting the North % of said West 
1/0 of the West V2 of the Southwest 
i/I of Section Thirty (30), Town- 
ship Forty (40) North, Range Thir- 
teen (13), East of the Third Princi- 
pal Meridian), in Cook County, Illi- 
nois, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Ju- 
diciary. 

Motor Vehicles: Speed Indicator. 

ALSO, 

A communication from P. H. Kolb, 
suggesting the use of a speed indi- 
cator on motor vehicles, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Ju- 
diciary. 

Snow and Ice on Sidewalks: Removal 
by Property-Owners. 

ALSO, 

A communication from Elizabeth 
R Doyle, suggesting that property- 
owners be required to^.^^P side- 
walks clear of snow and ice, which 
was 

Referred to the Cominittee on Ju- 
diciary. 



Switch Track in Cherry Av.: Protest. 

ALSO. 

A petition of sundry persons pro- 
testing against the construction of 
a certain switch track m and along 
Cherry avenue near Division street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Industries. 



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January 10, 1916. 



Motion-Pictupe Machines: Slow- 
Burning Type of Film. 

ALSO, 

A resolution from the Seventh 
Ward Auxiliary of the Illinois 
Equal Suffrage Association, approv- 
ing a certain ordinance heretofore 
recommended by a minority of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall, providing for the use of mo- 
'tion-picture machines designed for 
use with a slow-burning type of 
film, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 



Consents to Vacation of Streets: 

under Union Station Company 

Ordinance of March 23, 1914. 

ALSO, 

The consent of the Chicago Union 
Station Company, The Pittsburgh, 
Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway 
Company, The Joliet and Chicago 
Railroad Company, The Chicago and 
Alton Railroad Company and Abner 
J. Stilwell, as owners of abutting 
property, to the vacation of cer- 
tain streets, in accordance with the 
terms of Section 14, of an ordinance 
running to The Union Station Com- 
pany, passed March 23, 1914, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Railway Terminals. 



Information for Immigrants: Printed 
Pamphlet Proposed. 

ALSO, 

A communication from the chair- 
man of the committee of the City 
Club of Chicago on immigration and 
citizenship, suggesting the publica- 
tion of a pamphlet containing cer- 
tain information for immigrants, 
which was 

Rcfnrrod to the Committee on 
Finance. 



Real Estate Experts: in Re Method 
of Appointment. 

ALSO, 

A resolution from the Cook 
County Real Estate Board, suggest- 
ing that real estate experts em- 
ployed by the City be selected from 
among licensed brokers, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 



Sundry Claims. 

ALSO, 

Claims of E. DeLue & Co., A. Hue- 
benthal and L. L. Singer for rebates 
of vehicle license fees, and a claim 
of Wilson P. Conover for a refund 
of 90% of special assessment for 
water supply pipe, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 



CITY COLLECTOR. 



Report Concerning "Bar Permits." 

The Clerk presented a report, 
submitted by the City Collector, con- 
taining a list of persons to whom 
special "bar permits" were issued 
since the last preceding meeting of 
the Council, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 



Official Newspaper of City: Award 
of Contract for 1916. 

The Clerk presented the following 

communication submitted by the 

City Comptroller: 

Department of Finance,) 
Chicago, January 8, 1916. f 

The Honorable, the Mayor and 
Aldermen, in City Council As- 
sembled: 
Gentlemen — Tn accordance with 

the provisions of Sections 1603 to 



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1672, inclusive, of Chapter 49 of the 
Revised Municipal Oode of the City 
of Chicago, advertisements have 
been published inviting proposals 
for publishing those matters and 
things required by law or any ordi- 
nance of the City of Chicago to be 
published in a newspaper. 

Pursuant to such advertisement, 
the enclosed bids were received and 
duly opened in the presence of the 
Mayor and Chairman of the Finance 
Committee at 11:00 o'clock A. M. 
Monday, December 27, 1915. The 
following are the bidsi: 

Per Agate 
Line 

Chicago Evening Post. . .$.0285 

Chicago Journal Co 03 

These bids were considered and 
the award of the City printing for 
the year 1916 was made to the Chi- 
cago Evening Post, as the lowest re- 
sponsible bidder, taking into con- 
sideration the circulation of said 
newspaper within the limits of the 
city. 

The approval of your Honorable 
Body of this award is requested. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) Eugene R. Pike, 

Comptroller. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in the 
award of City printing for the year 
1916 to the Chicago Evening Post, as 
outlined in the foregoing communi- 
cation. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Oormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 



Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, CuUerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, tSzymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke— 62. 
Nays — None. 



Financial Condition of City: for 
October, 1915. 

ALSO, 

A statement showing the financial 
condition of the City for the month 
ended October 31, 1915, which was 
ordered 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The following communication and 
statement, w'hich were ordered pub- 
lished and referred to the Committee 
on Finance: 

Department op Finance,] 
Chicago, January 10, 1916.) 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and 
Aldermen, in City Council As" 
sembled: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with 
the order of the City Council passed 
February 2, 1914, we beg to submit 
herewith City Comptroller's bank 
statement showing the minimum 
and average daily balances in each 
O'f the City Depositaries for the 
month of December, 1915. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) Eugene R. Pike, 

Comptroller. 



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CITY COMPTROLLER'S BANK STATEMENT SHOWING THE MINIMUM AND AVERAGE 

DAILY BALANCES OF CITY FUNDS IN EACH OF THE CITY DEPOSITARIES 

FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, 1915. 

Minimum Average 

■Rank Balance Balance 

Aetna State Bank $ 100,000.00 $ 100,000.00 

American Stfte Bank 250,000.00 250,000.00 

iXTsil%.^^ of Chicago 100 000 00 100,000 00 

Austin National Bank ••• 60,000.00 60,000.00 

Bowmantme Natonal Bank: [ i : i l : : i : l : l : •.■.;■■■ SO.OOO.OO ' ' ' SO.OOO.OO 

Capital State Savings Bank ^r'^ZlZ , / ^'nnn nn 

Central Manufacturing District Bank ifAZZ IfAZfa 

Central Trust Company of Illinois ^2^'°^^-^^ IMIHI 

Chicago City Bank and Trust Company 250,000.00 250,000.00 

Chicago Savings Bank and Trust Company. . . 400,000.00 400,000.00 

Citizels- State Bank of Lake View T'T.Z ^S^'nnn nn 

Citizens' Trust and Savings Bank 35,000.00 35,000.00 

City State Bank 

continental^ and Commercial National Bank^ of ^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ 

Contm.ntal and Commercial Trust and Savings ^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^ 

Depositors' State and Savings Bank 3T.'?.^. 3T^i^c^ 

Drexel State Bank of Chicago 150,000.00 150,000.00 

Drovers' National Bank ^^^'^^^'^^ ^2^'nnn'na 

Drovers' Trust and Savings Bank 150,000.00 150,000.00 

The Edgewater State Bank 125,000.00 125,000.00 

Englewood State Bank 45,000.00 45,000.00 

Fidelity State Bank 10,000.00 10,000.00 

First National Bank of Chicago 25,000.00 1,297,343.00 

First National Bank of Englewood • • • • 

First Trust and Savings Bank 350,000.00 608,000.00 

Foreman Bros. Banking Company 600,000.00 / 16,100.00 

Fort Dearborn National Bank 800,000.00 916,100.00 

Fort Dearborn Trust and Savings Bank 275,000.00 275,000.00 

Franklin Trust and Savings Bank 200,000.00 200,000.00 

Fullerton-Southport State Savings Bank 65,000.00 65,000.00 

Garfield Park State Savings Bank 100.000.00 100,000.00 

Greenebaum Sons Bank and Trust Company. . . 350,000.00 350,000.00 

Guarantee Trust and Savings Bank of Chicago 50.000.00 74,100.00 

Halsted Street State Bank .100,000.00 100,000.00 

Harris Trust and Savings Bank 300,000.00 422,600.00 

Hibernian Banking Association 300,000.00 416,100.00 

A H Hill (fc Co. State Bank 125,000.00 125,000.00 

Home Bank and Trust Company 100.000.00 100,000.00 

Hyde Park Stale Bank 115.000.00 115,000.00 

Illinois Trust and Savings Bank 850,000.00 1,343,500.00 

Interstate National Bank 15,000.00 15,000.00 

Irving Park National Bank 40,000.00 40,000.00 

Jefferson Park National Bank 'J5.000.00 25,000.00 

Kaspar State Bank 100,000.00 100.000.00 

Kenwood Trust and Savings Bank 100.000.00 100.000.00 

Lake and State Savings Bank I'.O.OOO.OO 140,000.00 



January 10, 1910. communications, etc. 2791 

Minimum Average 

T^^^v Balance Balance 

. .r- ei 4 T^on\r 100,000.00 100,000.00 

Lake View State BanK. •.;••••• • • • • • • * 1 75 000 00 175,000.00 

Lake View Trust and Savings Bank ^30 000 00 30,000.00 

Lawndale National Banli 125'oOO.OO 125,000.00 

Lawndale State BanK. 1 p^n'ooo 00 150 000.00 

ass S.' £.n7Sr : ;:;;:;:::::: ' := tZZ 

Krs.str.r=.''.;t..-«(c».,. s s ....... 

Merchants' Loan and Trust Co 7^; 000 00 75 000.00 

Michigan Avenue Trust Company 3OO 000 00 300,000.00 

Mid-City Trust and Savings Bank 10 000 00 10,000.00 

Morgan Park State BanK • • • ^nn nan on ^45 i 00 00 

National Bank of the Republic of Chicago ..... 500,000.00 545,100 oo 

National City Bank of Chicago^ 125 OOOOO 125,000.00 

National Produce Bank of Chicago 75 OOoioO 75;000.00 

North Avenue State BanK p^^'^^,^ n.^ a kq oOO 00 

North-western Trust and Savings Bank , 150,000.00 150,000.00 

Ogden Avenue State BanK... qoc'non no 325 000 00 

plople-s Stock Yards State Bank. . ^?^'noono 375 000 00 

People's Trust and Savings Bank of Chicago. . 375,000.00 375,000 00 

Pioneer State Savings Bank <!0n 000 00 300 000 00 

Pullman Trust and Savings Bank ^20 oSo So 20 000 00 

Ravenswood National Bank. , iig'ooHo 115 000 00 

Roseland State Savings Bank loo oonoo 100 000 00 

second Sec-UyBan^ Chicago . • • 100 000- 00 100 W 

Security Bank of Chiioago....... 7=00000 75 000 00 

Sheridan Trust and Savings Bank ..... ..... . . '^,000.00 75,oou.uu 

Sixty-third and Halsted State Savmgs Bank. . 100,000 00 100 000 00 

South Chicago Savings Bank • • • ^^'^^^'^q 100 000.00 

South Side S ate Bank . .^ . • • • • ^""'""^ " 75 qOO.OO 



South West Merchants' State Bank lo'ooOOO 80 00000 

South West Trust and Savings Bank 50O MO 00 500 000 00 

Standard: Trust and Savings Bank 500,000.00 500 OOO.U^ 

State Bank of Chicago ._•.•■ ?„^'n„n^X \ of; nnn no 



State Bank of Chicago. . ...... • • . • ■ I25'o0o'o0 125,000.00 

Stockmen's Trust and Savmgs Bank ^|o 000 00 250 000.00 

Stock Yards Savings Bank is 00000 275 000.00 

Union Bank of Chicago ioo 000.00 561 300.00 

Union Trust Company. qo ooo 00 90 000 00 

United State Bank of Chicago . ro nnooo 60 000 00 

Washington Park National Bank 60,000.00 60,000.00 

Wendell State Bank ••■■-.' * * a f\n(\c\r^ no i 00 000 00 

West Englewood Ashland State Bank i^.^ZoOO 250 000 00 

West Side Trust and Savings Bank ^35 000 00 s'ioOo'.OO 

West Town State Bank. ^o^'ooo'oo 125 000 00 

Woodlawn Trust and Savings Bank 125,000.00 i^o,uuu.uu 

(Signed) Eugene R. Pike, 

Comptroller. 



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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. 

Undertakers: in re Necessity for 
State Embalmer's Certificates. 

The Clerk presented the following 
communication submitted by the 
Gommissioneir of Health, which was, 
together with the ordinance sub- 
mitted therewith, referred to the 
Committee on Health : 

Department of Health,") 
Chicago, January 10, 1916.} 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and 
the City Council: 

Gentlemen — Owing to a ciondi- 
ti'on which has arisen by reason of 
an opinion recently rendered by the 
Corporation Counsel, relative to the 
licensing of undertakers, I beg to 
transmit herewith, an amendment 
to Section 1237 of the Revised Mu- 
nicipal Code and would ask you, if 
possible, to introduce it into the City 
Council today with a view to its 
passage as early as possible. 

Very respectfully yours, 
(Signed) John Dill Robertson, 
Commissioner of Health, 



Dried Garbage: in re Contract for 
Sale. 

also, 

The following communication, 
which was ordered published and 
referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance : 

Department of Health,") 
Chicago, January 10, 1916.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council, 
City of Chicago: 

Dear Sirs— On December 30, 1915, 
page 2775 of the Council Proceed- 
ings of that date, your Honorable 
Council passed an order "authoriz- 
ing tlic Commissionor of Health to 
enter into a contract for the disposal 
of dried garbage under Council or- 
der of November 15, 1915, in accord- 
ance with his recommendation of 
December 10, 1915, atlacluHl hereto, 



in substantially the form hereto at- 
tached." 

This Council order is misleading 
in that it appears from the reading 
of it that the Commissioner of 
Health had recommended the sale 
of the garbage for $3.27 per ton. As 
a matter of fact your Commissioner 
never recommended the policy of 
accepting this low price. His com- 
munication called for an order to 
authorize the making of a contract 
in conformity with the policy 
adopted by the Committee on Fi- 
nance, which policy was to sell the 
garbage at $3.27 per ton. Your 
Commissioner of Health had pointed 
out a way to save approximately 
$12,000 per month for the city by 
leasing a part of the old plant. This 
plan the Committee on Finance re- 
jiected. The result is that we are 
now losing $12,000 per month which 
could have been saved by adopting 
a different policy in this matter. 

Since May, 1915, the Commis- 
sioner of Health has been trying to 
make arrangements for the disposal 
of commercially dried garbage in a 
manner and at such a price that the 
City would not be forced to suffer a 
financial loss. Bids were advertised 
for and received on four different 
occasions from May to September, 
1915. None of these bids was ac- 
ceptable toi your Committee on Fi- 
nance. The Commissioner of Health 
pointed out that the old mill house 
and degreaser plant could be leased 
to a private corporation for the de- 
greasing of garbage until such time 
when the new mill building was 
.completed and the City in a position 
to degrease the garbage. Your Com- 
mittee on Finance recommended 
and your Honorable Council passed 
an order authorizing the Commis- 
sioner of Health to receive bids^ on 
this basis. After such advertising a 
bona fide bid offering to pay $6.00 
per ton for the garbage and a rental 
of $1,500 per month to the City for 
the use of the old mill house and 
degreaser plant was received. This 
bid was referred to the Committee 



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on Finance. It was rejected by said 
Committee in September, 1915. 

At that time the price 'of garbage 
grease had already gone up and the 
market price now quoted is very 
high. 

Your Honorable Committee on Fi- 
nance, after considering all of the 
bids received, recommended an or- 
der which was referred to the City 
Council and passed on November 15, 
1915, Council Proceedings, page 
2771, of that date, as follows: 

"Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Health be and is hereby author- 
ized and directed to dispose of, with- 
out advertising, dried garbage from 
.the Municipal Reduction Plant at 
not less than $3.27 per ton." 

This order did not specify any 
length of time for which the con- 
tract was to be entered into, nor did 
it definitely authorize the making of 
a contract. Therefore, on December 
10, I submitted this matter again to 
the Committee on Finance, together 
with two forms of contract, and 
asked "that if it is the desire of your 
Committee that the City execute this 
contract at a rate of $3.27 per ton 
for a period ending April 30, 1916, I 
would respectfully recommend that 
an appropriate order be passed." 

I respectfully submit that the 
policy of accepting $3.27 per ton for 
commercially dried garbage is the 
policy of the Committee on Finance 
and not that of the Commissioner of 
Health. This policy will have, by 
May 1, resulted in a loss of $100,000 
to the City of Chicago. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) John Dill Robertson, 

Commissioner of Health. 



DEPARTMENT OF LAW. 



the Corporation Counsel, which was, 
together with the ordinance trans- 
mitted therewith, referred to the 
Committee on Judiciary: 

Department of Law,| 
Chicago. January 4. 1916.} 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen — We beg to call your 
attention to the fact that the terri- 
tory adjoining what was formerly 
the Village of Morgan Park and 
which became a part of the city by 
the act of the Legislature on July 
1, 1915, has not been incorporated 
within the boundaries of any ward 
of the city. 

Inasmuch as the time is ap- 
proaching when provision must be 
made for giving the residents of 
that territory an opportunity to 
participate in the forthcoming mu- 
nicipal election, it becomes the duty 
of the City Council to take action in 
the matter. The territory in ques- 
tion extends into the present 
boundaries of the Thirty-second 
Ward in such a way that it would 
logically belong to that ward. We 
have therefore drafted an ordinance 
defining the boundaries of the 
Thirty- second Ward so as to in- 
clude this territory, and submit the 
same for your consideration. This 
was done solely for your con- 
venience, and not as a recommenda- 
tion. If you conclude to annex the 
same or any portion of same to the 
Ninth Ward instead of the Thirty- 
seoond Ward, we stand ready to al- 
ter the ordinance to meet your 
wishes. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Leon Hornstein, 

Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Approved : 
(Signed) Samuel A. Ettelson, 

Corporation Counsel. 



32nd Ward: Change of Boundary 
" Lines to Include "No 
Man's Land". 

The Clerk presented the follow- 
ing communication submitted by 



DEPARTMENT OF POLICE. 

Criminal Complaints: Monthly Re- 
port (November, 1915). 

The Clerk presented the following 



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January 10, 1916, 



oommunication submitted by the 
General Superintendent of Polios, 
which was. together with the re- 
port transmitted therewith, ordered 
placed on file : 

Office of the General Superin-] 
tendent op police, j- 

Chicago, December 30, 1915.J 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 
GENTLEMEN — In compUance with 
an order of your Honorable Body, I 
transmit herewith monthly report 
of criminal complaints made to this 
department, including robbery, 
burglary, larceny, etc., classified ac- 
cording to the character of the com- 
plaint and the police preoinct; also 
disposition of cases. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) G. C. Healey, 

General Superintendent. 

Robbery Complaints: Weekly Re- 
ports. 

also, 

The following communications, 
which were, together with the re- 
ports transmitted therewith, ordered 
placed on file : 

Office of the General Superin-1 

tendent of police, \ 

Chicago, December 30, 1915.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen — I transmit herewith 
list of robbery complaints reported 
to this department during the week 
ending at 8:00 a. m. December 25, 
1915. The total is 57, which in- 
cludes 6 attempted robberies and 1 
handbag snatching. Arrests were 
made in 9 of the above cases, and 
arrosts wore also made in 25 rob- 
bery cases previously reported to 
your Honorable Body. 

In connectfon with this report I 
desire to call to your attention a 
comparison between the same and 
the report for the corresponding 
week of last year. During tlio week 
ending nt 8:00 n. m., December 26, 



1914, the number of robberies re^- 
ported were HI; arrests were made 
in 10 of the cases reported that 
week and in 10 cases previously re- 
ported. You will note the robberies 
during the past week shows a re- 
duction of almost 50 per cent when 
compared to the same period of last 
year. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) C. C. Healey, 

General Superintendent. 

Office of the General Superin-^ 
tendent of police, } 

Chicago, January 6, 1916.J 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen- — I transmit herewith 
list of robbery complaints reported 
to this department during the week 
ending at 8:00 a. m., January 1, 
1916. The total is 47 which includes 
one attempted robbery and three 
handbag snatchings. Nine arrests 
were made in the above cases, and 
arrests were lalso made in eight 
cases previously reported to your 
Honorable Body. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) C. C. Healey, 

General Superintendents 

Office of the General Super- 
intendent OF Police, 
Chicago, January 10, 1916. 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen — In accordance with 
an order passed by your Honorable- 
Body I. transmit herewit.h list of 
robberies reported to this depart- 
ment for the week ending January 
8, 1916. 

There were 44 robberies', 9 at- 
tempted robberies and 1 handbag- 
snatching. Arrests were made in 8" 
robberies reported during the past 
week, and two arrests were made in 
cases previously reported. 
Respectfully. 
(Signed) C. C. Healey, 

General Superintendent. 



January 10, 1916. 



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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC 
SERVICE. 



Bureau of Inspection of Gas Meters 
and Gas: Monthly Report (De- 
cember, 1915). 

The Clerk presented a report of 
the Bureau of Inspection of Gas 
Meters and Gas, submitted by the 
Commissioner of Public Service, 
for the month of December, 1915, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Gas, Oil and Electric Light. 

Telephone Bureau: Monthly Reports 
(October and November, 1915). 

ALSO, 

Reports of the Telephone Bureau 
for the months of October and No- 
vember, 1915, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Gas, Oil and Electric Light. 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC 
WORKS. 

Old Newsboys' Organization: Use of 
Council Chamber. 

The Clerk presented the following 
communication submitted by the 
City Architect: 

Department op Public Works,] 
Bureau of Architecture, } 
Chicago, January 8, 1916.J 
Hon. John Siman, City Clerk: 

Dear Sir— The following letter 
approved by the Commisisioner of 
Public Works is transmitted for 
your information and attention: 
Chicago, January 7, 1916. 
Hon. W. R. Moorhouse, Commis- 
sioner of Public Works: 
Dear Sir— At a meeting of the 
Executive Committee of Old 
Newsboys' Organization held this 
noon it was decided to hold a 



general meeting Friday after- 
noon, January 14th, at 2:30 
o'clock. 

As- all me-^ings last year were 
held in the Council Chamber we 
respectfully ask that said room 
be turned over to the Old News- 
boys' Association for said meet- 
ing. 

RelspectfuUy yours, 
(Signed) J. M. Kantor, 

Acting Chairman. 
Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Charles W. Kallal, 

City Architect.. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
the requiest contained in the fore- 
going communication. 

The motion prevailed. 



Grades: Sundry Streets. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Department of Public Works,! 
Bureau of Sewers, J> 
Chicago, January 7, 1916.J 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and 
the City Council: 
Gentlemen— The following peti- 
tion, the originals of which are 
herewith transmitted, was hied 
with this Departmeimt: 

"Whereas, The Board of Local 
Improvements of the City of Chi- 
cago proposes to pave South Chi- 
cago avenue from the north Ime 
of East 89th street to a line nor- 
mal to South Chicago avenue and 
35 4 feet southeasterly of the 
point of intersection of the west 
line of Baltimore avenue and the 
northeasterly line of South Chi- 
cago avenue; and. 

Whereas, The grades for that 
part of South Chicago avenue ly- 
ing between Commercial avenue 
and Baltimore avenue to which 
the proposed pavement will con- 
form have not yet been estab- 



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lished by the City of Chicago; 
therefore 

We, the undersigned owners of 
property abutting on South Chi- 
cago avenue and hereinafter de- 
scribed, hereby petition the Hon- 
orable, the Mayor and the City 
Council for the passage of an or- 
dinance to establish the curb 
grades of South Chicago avenue 
between Commercial avenue and 
Baltimore avenue, as follows: 

At the intersection of the south 
curb line of East 93rd street and 
the northeasterly curb line of 
South Chicago avenue, 11.5 feet 
above city datum. 

At the intersection of the south 
curb line of East 93rd street and 
the southwesterly curb line of 
South Chicago avenue, 11.0 feet 
above city datum. 

On South Chicago avenue three 
hundred feet southeast of the 
point of intersection of the south 
line of East 93rd street and the 
southwesterly line of South Chi- 
cago avenue, measured on the 
southwesterly line of South Chi- 
cago avenue, 8.5 feet above city 
datum. 

On South Chicago avenue, 35.4 
feet southeasterly of the point of 
intersection of the west line of 
Baltimore avenue and the north- 
easterly line of South Chicago 
avenue, measured on the north- 
easterly line of South Chicago 
avenue, 5.0 feet above city, datum. 

and, in consideratioix of the estab- 
lishment of the curb grades herein 
petitioned for, we hereby release the 
City of Chicago from any damages to 
property owned by us resulting from 
the establishment of the said curb 
grades or from the construction of 
a pavement or sidewalks conforming 
to them". 

The signers of the petition are as 
follows: 

Tlinmns M. Tobin Bros. Co. (By 
Tliomas M. Tobin, President), 
owner of S, E. Vj of Lot 5. all of 



Lot 4 and Lot 3 except the S. E. 
75 ft. thereof, all in Block 107 
of "South Chicago". 
The Peter Schoenhofen Brewing 
Co. (By Peter S. Tbeurer, Presi- 
dent), owner of S. E. 75 ft. of 
Lot 3 and Lot 2, except the S. E. 
50 ft. thereof, all in Block 107 
of "South Chicago". 

(Mrs.) Fredericka Jockisch, owner 
of Lots 22, 23, 24 and 25 in 
Block 91 of "South Chicago". 
Ernst R. Dahnel, owner of Lots 12 
and 13 in Block 91 of "South 
Chicago". 
Murphy & Luebbe (By J. W. 
Luebbe), owner of Lot 27 in 
Block 91 of "South Chicago". 
These petitioners are owners of a 
majority of the property fronting on 
that part of South Chicago avenue 
that will be affected by the grades 
petitioned for. 

It is the opinion of the District 
Engineer of the Board of Local Im- 
provements, under whose direction 
the pavement on South Chicago ave- 
nue will be laid, and of the Bench 
and Grade Engineer, both having 
made a careful survey of the situa- 
tion, that the grades petitioned for 
are best suited to the conditions on 
and adjacent to the street. Fov this 
reason I have caused the attached 
ordinance for the establishment of 
the grades petitioned for to be pre- 
pared and submit it with the rec- 
ommendation that it be passed. 
Yours very respectfully, 
(Signed) W. R. Moorehouse, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
(Signed) William R. Matthews, 

Bench and Grade Engineer. 
(Signed) Geo. E. MgGrath, 

Siipt., Bureau of Seioers. 
Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Healy moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 



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2797 



DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, M*artin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klau's, Pettkoske, Gullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
fott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke— 62. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Establishing the grades of sundry 
streets in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illi- 
nois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the grades of the 
following streets, at the locations 
herein indicated, are hereby estab- 
lished at the following elevations : 

Elevations 
(in feet) 

At the intersection of the south 
curb line of East 93rd street 
and the northeasterly curb 
line of South Chicago ave- 
nue 11-^ 

At the intersection of the south 
curb line of East 93rd street 
and the siouthwesterly cui^b 
line of South Chicago avenue 11.0 

On South Chicago avenue three 
hundred feet southeast of the 
point of intersection of the 
south line of East 93rd street 
and the southwesterly line of 
South Chicago avenue, meas- 
ured on the southwesterly 
line of South Chicago avenue 8.5 

On South Chicago avenue, 35.4 
feet southeasterly of the 
point of intersection of the 
west line of Baltimore ave- 
nue and the northeasterly 



line of South Chicago ave- 
nue, measured on the north- 
easterly line of South Chi- 
cago avenue 5.0 

The above elevations shall be 
measured from the plane of low 
water of Lake Michigan of A. D. 
1847, as esltablished by the Board 
of Trustees of the Illinois and 
Michigan Canal and fixed by the 
City Council of the City of Chicago 
on July 11, 1898, by an ordinance 
relating to the Lind Block Bench 
Mark, which ordinance was re- 
enacted as Section 1063 of The Chi- 
cago Code of 1911. 

Section 2. That all grades here- 
tofore established confiidting with 
the grades herein are hereby 
abolished. 

Section 3. That thisi ordinance 
shall be in force from and after its 
passage. 

W. L. Veley: Canopy (Repeal). 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 
Department op Public Works,! , 
Bureau of Compensation, J- 
Chicago, January 5, 1916.J 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and 
the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith 
for consideration by your Honorable 
Body an ordinance repealing an or- 
dinance granting permission to W. 
L. Veley, his heirs, executors and 
assigns, to construct and maintain 
a canopy over the sidewalk in front 
of 163-5 South Clark street (old 
number) . 

The canopy referred to has been 
removed and the passage of the en- 
closed ordinance is necessary to cor- 
rect the records of this office and 
those of the City Comptroller. 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) W. R. Moorhouse, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
(Signed) H. V. McGurren, 

Supt., Bureau of Compensation, 



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Unanimous consent was given 
for consideration of the ordinance 
submitted with the foregoing com- 
munication. 

Aid. Healy moved to pass said or- 
dinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas— Gonghlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vianderbilt, Mc- 
NLchols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka. Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke— 62. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicag^o: 

Section 1. That an ordinance 
passed by the City Council Decem- 
ber 13, 1909, and appearing upon 
pages 2136-7 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of said date, granting 
permission to W. L. Veley, his heirs, 
executors and assigns, to construct, 
maintain and use a canopy, over the 
sidewalk in front of the premises 
known as 161-3-5 South Clark 
street be and the same is hereby 
repealed. 

Section 2. Tlie City Comptroller 
is lioreby authorized and directed 
to cancel all outstanding unpaid 
warrants for said privilege for the 
periods subsequent to December 13, 
1913. 

Section 3. 'IMiis oidiiiancc sliall 
take effect and W in force* from and 
aftor its passage'. 



The Congre-ss Hotel Co.: Canopy 
(Repeal). 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Department of Public Works,^ 
Bureau of Compensation,}- 
Chicago, January 2, 1916.J 

To the Honorable the Mayor and the 
City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith 
for consideration by your Honorable 
Body an ordinance repealing an or- 
dinance granting permission to The 
Congress Hotel Company to con- 
struct and maintain a canopy over 
the sidewalk in front of 9 and 11 
Congress street (old numbers). 

The canopy referred to has been 
removed and the passage of the en- 
closed ordinance is necessary to 
correct the books of this office and 
those of the City Comptroller. 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) W. R. Moorhouse, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
(Signed) H. V. McGurren, 

Superintendent, Bureau of Com- 
pensation. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of the ordinance sub- 
mitted with the foregoing communi- 
cation. 

Aid. Healy moved to pass sai(i 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac. Korner. Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Baulor. Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 



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, 



Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole. Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Micliaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke— 62. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That an ordinance 
passed by the City Council on De- 
cember 5, 1910, and appearmg upon 
pages 2045-46 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of said date, granting 
permission to The Congress Hotel 
Company, a corporation, its succes- 
sors and assigns, to construct, 
maintain and use a canopy over the 
sidewalk in Congress street, extend- 
ing from the building known as 9 
and 11 Congress street, be and the 
same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. The City Comptroller 
is hereby authorized and directed 
to cancel all outstanding unpaid 
warrants for said privilege for the 
periods subsequent to December 5, 
1915. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
itake effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 



CHICAGO MUNICIPAL TUBERCU- 
LOSIS SANITARIUM. 

ICitehen Garbage, Etc.: Authority to 
Sell. 

The Clerk presented the follow- 
ing communication submitted by 
the Board of Directors of the Chi- 
,icago Municipal TuberculoBds San- 
itarium, which was referred to 
the Committee on Finance: 
Municipal Tuberculosis Sani-] 
tarium, \ 

Chicago, January 10, 1916.J 
To the Honorable William Rale 
Thompson, Mayor, and Members 
of the City Council, Chicago, III.: 
Gentlemen — Authority is hereby 



requested by the Board of Directors 
of the Municipal Tuberculosis 
Sanitarium to publicly advertise 
and offer for sale to the highest 
bidder, fat, grease, and kitchen 
garbage from the kitchen and 
serving pantries of this Institution. 

Very respectfully youris', 
(Signed) Theodore B. Sachs, 

President. 

(Signed) John Dill Robertson, 

Secretary. 



X-Ray Equipment: Purchase. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, 
which was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Finance : 
Municipal Tuberculosis Sani-| 
TARIUM, r 

Chicago, January 10, 1916.J 
To the Honorable William Hale 
Thompson, Mayor, and Members 
of the City Council, Chicago, III: 
Gentlemen— The Board of Di- 
rectors of the Municipal Tuber- 
cuilosisi Sanitarium hereby request 
your Honorable Body to authorize 
the purchase, without advertising, 
of an X-Ray Equipment to be m- 
stalled in the Administration 
Building of the Infirmary of this 
Institution. 

The request to purchase the 
above equipment is made after 
many months' delay and inability 
io award contract owing to the 
highly specialized character of X- 
Ray Equipment and the difficulty of 
writing speciflcatioms in such form 
as to permit contractors to bid on 
the same standard of equipment. 
After advertising several times, the 
Sanitarium Board is still unable to 
award contract owing to irregular- 
ities in bidding and failure of bid- 
ders to submit proposals m accord- 
ance with specifications. 

Very respectfully yours, 
(Signed) Theodore B. Sachs, 

President. 



(Signed^ John Dill Robertson. 

Secretary. 



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BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVE- 
MENTS. 

S, Marshfield Av., from W. 87th St. 

to C. R. I. & P. R. R., Etc. 

(System): Paving. 

The Clerk presented the foilow- 
ing recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance submitted by the Board 
of Local Improvements, which were 
ordered published and referred to 
the Committee on Streets) and 
Alleys: 

REGOMMEiNDATION, ESTIMATE 
AND ORDINANCE. 

RECOMMENDATION BY BOARD OF LOCAL 

IMPROVEMENTS. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago, in City Council 
Assembled: 

We hereby submit an ordinance 
■for the improvement — adjusting 
sewer manholes and catchbasins, 
constructing and cionnecting catch- 
basin inlets, constructing new brick 
catchbasins complete, constructing 
a gravel concrete curb on cinders or 
sand, grading and paving with eight 
inches of blast furnace slag or eight 
inches of lim^&tone and two and 
one-half inches of limestone bonded 
with asphaltic cement, the road- 
ways of a system of streets as fol- 
lows, to wit: 

South Marshfield avenue, from the 
south line of West 87th street to 
the northerly line of the right of 
way of the Chicago, Rock Island 
and Pacific Railway; 
South Paulina street, from the south 
lino of West 87th street to the 
northerly line of the right of way 
of the Chicago, Rock Island and 
Pacific Railway; 
South Hermitage avenue, from the 
south line of West 87th street to 
the northeasterly line of the right 
of way of the Pittsburgh, Cincin- 
nati, Chicago and St. T.oiiis Rail- 
way; 
South W'CXkI street, from th(^ south 



line of West 87th street to the 
north line of West 89th street; 
South Honore street, from the south 
line of West 87th street to the 
northeasterly line of South Win- 
chester avenue; 
South Winchester avenue, from the 
south line of West 87th street to 
the northwesterly line of South 
Hermitage avenue; 
West 87th street, from the west line 
of South Ashland avenue to a 
straight line connecting the north- 
east corner of South Robey street 
and West 87th street with the 
southeast corner of Beverly ave- 
nue and West 87th street; 
West 89th street, from the west line 
of South Ashland avenue pro- 
duced south to the northeasterly 
line of South Winchester avenue; 
and also the roadways of all inter- 
secting streets and alleys extended 
from the curb line to the street line 
produced on each side of each of 
said above specified streets between 
said points, (except 'steam railroad 
rights of way thereon between said 
points), in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, 
together with an estimate of the cost 
of said improvement, and recom- 
mend the passage of said ordinance 
and the making of the improvement 
contemplated therein. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) M. J. Faherty, 

DAvm W. Clark, 
W. H. Blencoe, 
Oscar Wolff, 
Edward J. Glackin, 
Board of Local Improvements of the 
City of Chicago. 

Dated, Chicago, January 10, A. D. 
1946. 



ESTIMATE OF ENGINEER. 

To the Board of Local Improvements 
of the City of Chicago, and to the 
Manor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council As- 
semhled: 

The Board of Local Improvements 



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of the City of Chicagio, having 
adopted a resolution that the road- 
ways of a system of streets as fol- 
lows, to wit: South Marshfield ave- 
nue from the south line of West 
87th street to the northerly line of 
the right lof way of the Chicago, 
Rock Island and Pacific Railway; 
South Paulina street from the south 
line lOf West 87th street to the 
northerly line of the right of way 
of the Chicago, Rock Island and 
Pacific Railway; South Hermitage 
avenue from, the south line of West 
87th street to the northeasterly line 
of the right of way of the Pittsburgh, 
Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis 
Railway; South Wood street from 
the south line of We^st 87th street to 
the north line of West 89th street; 
South Honore street from the south 
line of West 87th street to the 
northeasterly line of South Win- 
chester avenue; South Winchester 
avenue from the south line of West 
87th street to the northwesterly 
line of South Hermitage avenue; 
West 87th street from the west line 
of South Ashland avenue to a 
straight line connecting the north- 
east corner of South Robey street 
and West 87th street with the 
southeast corner of Beverly avenue 
and West 87th street; West 89th 
street from the west line of South 
Ashland avenue produced south to 
the northeasterly line of South 
Winchester avenue; and also the 
roadways of all intersecting streets 
and alleys extended from the curb 
line to the street line produced on 
each side of each of said above 
specified streets, between said 
points, (except steam railroad rights 
of way thereon between said points) , 
be improved by adjusting sewer 
manholes and catchbasins, con- 
structing and connecting catchbaisin 
inlets, constructing new brick catch- 
basins complete, iconstructing a 
gravel concrete curb on cinders or 
sand, grading and paving with eight 
inches of blast furnace slag or eight 
inches of limestone and two and 
one-half inches of limestone, bonded 



with asphaltic cement, and presented 
to the City Council of the City of 
Chicago a recommendation that such 
local improvement be made, I here- 
by submit an estimate of the cost of 
such improvement, including labor 
and materials, viz: 
Gravel concrete curb on 
cinders or sand, 28,680 
lineal feet at 70 icents.$ 20,076.00 
Grading, 27,000 cubic 

yards at 50 cents 13,500.00 

Paving with eight inches 
of blast furnace slag or 
eight inches of lime- 
stone and two and oner 
half inches oi lime- 
stone, bonded with 
asphaltic cement, 47,- 
140 square yardsi at 

$1.35 63,639.00 

Constructing 10 new 
brick catchbasins -com- 
plete at $48.00 480.00 

Adjusting sewer man- 
holes and catchbasins, 
and constructing and 
connecting catchbasin 
inlets 8,305.00 



Total $106,000.00 



And I hereby certify that in my 
opinion the above estimate does not 
exceed the probable cost of the 
above proposed improvement. 
(Signed) C. D. Hill, 

Engineer of the Board of Local 

Improvements. 

Dated, Chicago, January 10, A. D. 
1916. 



AN ORDINANCE 

For the Improvement — Adjusting 
Sewer Manholes and Catchbasins, 
Constructing and Connecting 
Catchbasin Inlets, Constructing 
New Brick Catchbasins Complete, 
Constructing a Gravel Concrete 
Curb, Grading and Paving of the 
Roadways of a System of Streets 
as follows, to wit: 

South Marshfield avenue, from the 



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south line of West 87ith street to 
the northerly line of the right of 
way of the Chicago, Rock Island 
and Pacific Railway; South Pau- 
lina street, from the south line 
of West 87th street to the north- 
erly line of the right of way ol 
the Chicago, Rock Island and Pa- 
cific Railway; South Hermitage 
avenue, from the south line of 
West 87th street to the north- 
easterly line of the right of way 
of the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chi- 
cago and St. Louis Railway; South 
Wood street, from the south line 
of West 87th street to the north 
line of West 89th street; South 
Honore street, from the south line 
• of West 87th street to the north- 
easterly line of South Winchester 
avenue; South Winchester ave- 
nue, from the south line of West 
87th street to the northwesterly 
line of South Hermitage avenue; 
West 87th street, from the west 
line of South Ashland avenue to 
a straight line connecting the 
northeast corner of South Robey 
street and West 87th street with 
the southeast corner of Beverly 
avenue and West 87th street; 
West 89th street, from the west 
line of South Ashland avenue pro- 
duced south to the northeasterly 
line of South Winchester avenue; 
and also the roadways of all in- 
tersecting streets and alleys ex- 
tended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side 
of each of said above specified 
streets, between said points, (ex- 
cept steam railroad rights of way 
thereon, between said points), in 
the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That a local improve- 
ment shall be made within the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois, the nature, character, lo- 
cality and dpscription of whicli local 
improvcmc^nt is as follows, to wit: 
That the roadway of South 
Marshfleld avenue from tho south 



line of West 87th street to the 
northerly line of the right of way 
of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pa- 
cific Railway, the width of said 
roadway being hereby established 
at twenty-six (26) feet, also the 
roadway of South) Paulina street 
from the south line of West 87th 
street to the northerly line of the 
right of way of the Chicago, Rock 
Island and Pacific Railway, the 
width of said roadway being hereby 
established at twenty-six (26) feet, 
also the roadway of South Hermi- 
tage avenue from the south line of 
West 87th street to the north- 
easterly line of the right of way of 
the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago 
and St. Louis Railway, the width of 
said roadway being hereby estab- 
lished at twenty-six (26) feet be- 
tween the south line of West 87th 
street and the south curb line of 
West 90th street and at twenty-two 
(22) feet between the south curb 
line of West 90th street and the 
northeasterly line of the right of 
way of the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, 
Chicago and St. Louis Railway, also 
the roadway of South Wood street 
from the south line of West 87th 
street to the north line of West 89th 
street, the width of said roadway 
being hereby established at twenty- 
six (26^ feet, also the roadway of 
South Honore street from the south 
line of West 87th street to the 
northeasterly line of South Win- 
chester avenue, the width of said 
roadway being hereby established at 
twenty-six (26) feet, also the road- 
way of South Winchester avenue 
from the south line of West 87th 
street to the northwesterly line of 
South Hermitage avenue, the width 
of said roadway being hereby es- 
tablished at twenty-six (26) feet, 
also the roadway of West 87th street 
from the west line of South Ashland 
avenue to a straight line connecting 
the northeast corner of South Robey 
street and West 87th street with the 
southeast corner of Beverly avenue 
and West 87th street, Uie width of 
said roadway being hereby estab- 



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2803 



lished at thirty-eight (38) feet, also 
the roadway of West 89th street 
from the west line of South Ashland 
avenue produced south to the north- 
easterly line of South Winchester 
avenue, the width of said roadway 
being hereby established at twenty- 
four (24) feet at the west line of 
South Ashland avenue produced 
south and thence shall widen at a 
uniform rate to thirty (30) feet in 
width at a line parallel with and one 
hundred and fifty (150) feet west of 
the west line of South Ashland ave- 
nue produced south and thence at 
thirty (30) feet in width to the 
northeasterly line of South Win- 
chester avenue, and also the road- 
ways of all intersecting streets and 
alleys extended from the curb line 
to the street line produced on each 
side of each of said above specified 
streets between the points herein- 
before described, except as herein- 
after specifically provided, be and 
the same are hereby ordered im- 
proved as follows: 

A gravel concrete curb shall be 
constructed on each side of the 
roadway of each of said above 
specified streets between the points 
hereinbefore described, (except 
across the roadways of all inter- 
secting streets and alleys, and also 
except across the rights of way of 
all steam railroads thiereon, between 
the points hereinbefore described), 
in such a manner that the roadway 
face of the curb shall be parallel 
with and thirteen (13) feet from 
the center line of said South Marsh- 
field avenue and isaid South Paulina 
street, and in such a manner that 
the roadway face of the curb shall 
be parallel with and thirteen (13) 
feet from the center line of said 
South Hermitage avenue between 
the south line of West 87th street 
and the north curb line of West 
90th street, and in such a manner 
that the roadway face of the curb 
on the westerly side of the roadway 
. of said South Hermitage avenue 
shall be parallel with and thirteen 
(13) feet from the westerly line of 



said South Hermitage avenue and 
the roadway face of the curb on the 
easterly side of the roadway of said 
South Hermitage avenue shall be 
parallel with and thirty-five (35) 
feet from the westerly line of said 
South Hermitage avenue between 
the south curb line of West 90th 
street and the northeasterly line 
of the right of way of the Pitts- 
burgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. 
Louis Railway, and in such a man- 
ner that the roadway face of the 
curb shall be parallel with and thir- 
teen (13) feet from the center line 
of said South Wood street, said 
South Honore street and said South 
Winchester avenue, and in such a 
manner that the roadway face of trie 
curb on each side of the roadway 
of said West 87th street shall be 
parallel with and nineteen (19) feet 
from the north line of Section six 
(6), Township thirty-seven (37) 
North, Range fourteen (14), East of 
the Third Principal Meridian, and in 
such a manner that the roadway 
face of the curb on the north side of 
the roadway of said West 89th 
street between the west line of South 
Ashland avenue produced south and 
a line parallel with and one hundred 
and fifty (150) feet west of the west 
line of South Ashland avenue pro- 
duced south, shall conform with a 
straight line drawn from a point on 
the west line of said South Ashland 
avenue produced south, six (6) feet 
south of the north line of said West 
80th street, to a point on said line 
parallel with and one hundred and 
fifty (150) feet west of the west line 
of said South Ashland avenue pro- 
duced south eighteen (18) feet south 
of the north line of said West 89th 
street, and the roadway face of the 
curb on the south side of the road- 
way of said West 89th street be- 
tween the west line of South Ash- 
land avenue produced south and a 
line parallel with and one hundred 
and fifty (150) feet west of the west 
line of said South Ashland avenue 
produced south, shall conform with a 
straight line drawn from a point on 



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the west line of said South Ashland 
avenue produced south thirty (30) 
feet south of the north line of West 
89th street, to a point on said line 
parallel with and one hundred and 
fifty (150) feet west of the west 
line of said South Ashland avenue 
produced south forty-eight (48) 
feet south of the north line of said 
West 89th street, and in such a 
manner that the roadway face of 
the curb shall be parallel with and 
fifteen (15) feet from the center 
line of said West 89th street be- 
tween a line parallel with and one 
hundred and fifty (150) feet west 
of the west line of South Ashland 
avenue produced south and the 
northeasterly line of South Win- 
chester avenue; and a gravel con- 
crete curb shall be constructed on 
each side of the roadways of all 
intersecting streets and alleys ex- 
tended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side of 
each of said above specified streets, 
between the points hereinbefore de- 
scribed, in such a manner that the 
roadway face of the curb shall con- 
form with the curb line on each side 
of all said intersecting streets and 
in such a manner that the back of 
the curb shall conform with the al- 
ley line produced on each side of all 
said intersecting alleys between the 
points hereinbefore described. 

Said curb shall be made as fol- 
lows, to wit: 

The concrete to be used shall 
consist of the best quality of Port- 
land cement mixed with torpedo 
sand or material equal thereto for 
concrete purposes in the proportion 
of one (1) part cement and two (2) 
parts torpedo sand or material equal 
thereto, into which shall be incor- 
porated four (4) parts of washed 
gravel or material equal thereto for 
concrete purposes, of varying sizes 
that will pass l,hrouph a ring of one 
and one-half (IV2) inches internal 
diameter and be held on a ring of 
one-fourth (Va) of an incli inter- 
nal (iianieter. The cement and tor- 
pedo sand or material equal tliereto 



shall be mixed thoroughly and then 
moistened with water to form a 
mortar, into which shall be incor- 
porated the four (4) parts of 
washed gravel or material equal 
thereto, as specified above, and 
rammed into forms until solid. 

The material to be used in finish- 
ing the surface of said curb shall 
consist of the best quality of Port- 
land cement mixed with finely 
crushed granite in the proportion 
of two (2) parts cement and three 
(3) parts granite, which, after be- 
ing moistened with water to form 
a mortar, shall be eVenly spread 
over the top of said curb and the 
roadway face thereof for the space 
of twelve (12) inches down from 
the top, to a thickness of one-half 
( V2 ) of an inch, and so as to insure 
a smooth and even surface on the 
top and roadway face of said curb 
as specified above, after being 
evenly trowelled and finished with 
a broom. 

Said curb shall be seven (7) 
inches wide at the top, nine (9) 
inches wide at the bottom and 
twenty-four (24) inches in depth, 
and the upper roadway edge shall 
be rounded to an arc of a circle hav- 
ing a radius of one and one-half 
(IV2) inches. 

Said curb shall be constructed 
upon a bed of cinders or sand three 
(3) inches in depth after being 
flooded with water and thoroughly 
compacted to an even surface, and 
shall be backfilled with earth, free 
from animal or vegetable matter. 

Said filling shall be four (4) feet 
wide at the top of said curb and 
even therewith and shall slope dowTi 
at. the rate of one and one-half 
{iV2) feet horizontal to one (1) 
foot vertical, 

The curb on each side of the road- 
way of each of said above specified 
streets, and on each side of the 
roadways of all intersecting streets 
extended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side 
of each of said above specified 



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2805 



streets, shall be so constructed that 
the top edge of the same shall 
coincide with the curb grade of said 
above specified streets; and the curb 
on each side of the roadways of all 
intersecting alleys extended from 
the curb line to the street line pro- 
duced on each side of each of said 
above specified streets shall be so 
constructed that the top edge of the 
same shall rise from the curb line 
to the street line produced at the 
rate of one (1) inch vertical to 
three (3) feet horizontal from the 
curb grade of said above specified 
streets, which curb grade and also 
the elevation of center of roadway 
of said above specified streets be- 
tween the points hereinbefore de- 
scribed, are hereby established as 
follows, to wit: 

Intersection of West 87th street 
with South Ashland avenue, curb 
grade 25.50 feet above datum; ele- 
vation of center of roadway 25.50 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of West 87th street 
with South Marshfield avenue, curb 
grade 27.00 feet above datum; ele- 
vation of center of roadway 27.00 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of West 87th street 
with South Paulina street, curb 
grade 28.50 feet above datum; ele- 
vation of center of roadway 28.50 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of West 87th street 
with South Hermitage avenue, curb 
grade 29.50 feet above datum; ele- 
vation of center of roadway 29.50 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of West 87th street 
with South Wood street, curb grade 
30.50 feet above datum; elevation 
of center of roadway 30.50 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of West 87th street 
with South Honore street, curb 
grade 32.00 feet above datum; ele- 
vation of center of roadway 32.00 
" feet above datum. 

Intersection of West 87th street 
with South Lincoln street, curb 
grade 35.50 feet above datum; ele- 



vation of center of roadway 35.50 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of West 87th street 
with South Winchester avenue 
(south), curb grade 34.00 feet 
feet above datum; elevation of cen- 
ter of roadway 34.00 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of West 87th street 
with South Winchester avenue 
(north), curb grade 35.50 feet 
above datum; elevation of center of 
roadway 35.50 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West 87th street 
with Beverly avenue, curb grade 
39.00 feet above datum; elevation 
of center of roadway 39.00 feet 
above datum. '^ i^l 

Intersection of West 88th street 
with South Marshfield avenue, curb 
grade 29.00 feet above datum; ele- 
vation of center of roadway 29.00 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of West 88th street 
with South Paulina street, curb 
grade 30.00 feet above datum; ele- 
vation of center of roadway 30.00 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of West 88th street 
with South Hermitage avenue, curb 
grade 31.00 feet above datum; ele- 
vation of center of roadway 31.00 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of West 88th street 
with South Wood street, curb 
grade 32.50 feet above datum; ele- 
.vation of center of roadway 32.50' 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of West 88th street 
with South ^Honore street, curb 
grade 34.00 feet above datum; ele- 
vation of center of roadway 34.00 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of West 88th street 
with South Winchester avenue 
(west curb), curb grade 36.50 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of West 88th street 
with South Winchester avenue 
(east curb), curb grade 35.50 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of West 88th street 
with South Winchester avenue, elei- 



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vation of center of roadway 36.00 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of West 89th street 
with South Ashland avenue, curb 
grade 30.00 feet above datum; ele- 
vation of center of roadway 30.00 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of West 89th street 
with South Marshfield avenue, curb 
grade 30.50 feet above datum; ele- 
vation of center of roadway 30.50 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of West 89th street 
with South Paulina street, curb 
grade 31.50 feet above datum; ele- 
vation of center of roadway 31.50 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of West 89th street 
with South Hermitage avenue, curb 
grade 32.50 feet above datum; ele- 
vation of center of roadway 32.50 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of West 89th street 
with South Wood street, curb grade 
34.50 feet above datum; elevation 
of center of roadway 34.50 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of West 89th street 
with South Winchester avenue 
(east curb), curb grade 36.00 feet 
abeve datum. 

Intersection of West 89th street 
with South Winchester avenue 
(west curb), curb grade 36.50 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of West 89th street 
with South Winchester avenue, 
elevation of center of roadway 36.20 
feet above datum. 

South Marshfield avenue at the 
north line of the right of way of 
the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific 
Railway, curb grade 30.50 feet 
above datum; elevation of center of 
roadway 30.50 feet above datum. 

South Paulina street at the 
nortliorly line of the right of way 
of thn Chicago, Rock Island and 
Pacific Railway, curb grade 32.25 
feet above datum; elevation of cen- 
ter of roadway 32.25 feet. 

Intersection of South Winchester 
avenue with South Hermitage ave- 



nue, curb grade 36.00 feet above 
datum; elevation of center of road- 
way 36.00 feet above datum. 

Intersection of West 90th street 
with South Winchester avenue, 
curb grade 36.00 feet above datum; 
elevation of center of roadway 36.00 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of West 90th street 
with South Hermitage avenue; curb 
grade 36.00 feet above datum; ele- 
vation of center of roadway 36.00 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of Beverly avenue 
with South Hermitage avenue, curb 
grade 39.00 feet above datum; ele- 
vation of center of roadway 39.00 
feet above datum. 

South Hermitage avenue at a line 
parallel with and four hundred 
(400) feet south of the south line 
of West 89th street, curb grade 
33.50 feet above datum; elevation 
of center of roadway 33.50 feet 
above datum. 

South Hermitage avenue at a line 
parallel with and four hundred and 
twenty-five (425) feet south of the 
south line of West 89th street, curb 
grade 35.00 feet above datum; ele- 
vation of center of roadway 35.00 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of South Honore 
street with South Winchester ave- 
nue, curb grade 35.50 feet above 
datum; elevation of center of road- 
way 35.50 feet above datum. 

At a line drawn across and at 
right angles with the southwesterly 
line of South Winchester avenue 
drawn from a point on said south- 
westerly line one hundred and 
eighty-seven (187) feet northwest- 
erly of the northwest corner of 
West 90th street, curb grade 35.50 
feet above datum; elevation of cen- 
ter of roadway 35.50 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of South Hermitage 
avenue with alley first south of 
West 90th street, curb grade 30.00 
feet above datum; elevation of cen- 
ter of roadway 39.00 feet above 
datum. 



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2807 



Interseojion of South Winchester 
avenue with alley first south of 
West 87th street, curb grade 35.50 
feet above datum; elevation of cen- 
ter of roadway 35.50 feet above 
datum. 

The above heights as fixed shall 
be measured from the plane of low 
water in Lake Michigan of A. D. 
1847, as established by the Trustees 
of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, 
and adopted by the late Board of 
Drainage Commissioners and by the 
late Board of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago, and now repre- 
sented by the Ordinance of July 
11th, A. D. 1898, relating to the 
corrected elevation of the Old Lind 
Block bench mark which deter- 
mines the base or datum for City 
Levels. 

The said roadways of the several 
streets specified above between the 
points hereinbefore described, and 
also the roadways of all intersecting 
streets and alleys extended from 
the curb line to the street line pro- 
duced on each side of each of said 
above specified streets between the 
points hereinbefore described, (ex- 
cept steam railroad rights of way 
thereon between the points here- 
inbefore described), shall be so 
graded that after being thoroughly 
puddled and rolled with a roller of 
ten (10) tons weight until the road- 
beds are thoroughly compacted, and 
after the pavement hereinafter de- 
scribed shall have been placed 
thereon, the surface of the pave- 
ment at the center of the finished 
roadway of each of said above 
specified streets, and the center of 
the finished roadways of all inter- 
secting streets extended from the 
curb line to the street line pro- 
duced on each side of each of said 
above specified streets, shall be 
three (3) inches above the estab- 
lished elevation of center of road- 
way of said above specified streets, 
hereinbefore described, and the 
surface of the finished roadways at 
the summits in the gutters between 
catchbasins and adjoining the road- 



way face of the curb shall be three 
(3) inches below said established 
curb grade and the surface of the 
finished roadways at the catch- 
basin inlets in the gutters adjoin- 
ing the roadway face of the curb . 
shall be ten (10) inches below said 
established curb grade. 

The slope of the gutters adjoin- 
ing the roadway face of said curb 
shall be uniform from the summits 
to the catchbasins, and a trans- 
verse section of the finished sur- 
face of the pavement shall be an 
arc of a circle passing through the 
said gutter grades and the elevation 
of the center of said finished road- 
ways, at every part of the roadway 
of each of said above specified 
streets, and at every part of the 
roadways of all streets intersecting 
the several streets specified above, 
between the points hereinbefore de- 
scribed. 

In all intersecting alleys herein- 
before specified ajt the street lines 
produced of said above specified 
streets, the surface of the finished 
pavement adjoining the curb shall 
be even with the top of the curb 
and the surface of the finished 
pavement at the center of the road- 
ways of said alleys shall be three 
(3) inches below the top of the 
curb; and a transverse section of 
the finished surface of the pave- 
ment at the street lines produced 
of said above specified streets shall 
be an arc of a circle passing through 
the said curb grade and the grade 
of the center of said finished road- 
ways. The surface of the said 
pavement thence shall slope grad- 
ually to meet the gutters herein- 
before specified. 

Upon the roadbeds thus prepared 
between said points shall be spread 
a layer of blast furnace slag, free 
from dirt, or a layer of the best 
quality of broken limestone. If 
slag is used in said improvement, 
said slag shall, be practically uni- 
form in quality and as near cubical 
in form as possible and broken so 
as to pass through a ring of four 



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January 10, 1916. 



(4) inches internal diameter, and 
all the larger pieces shall, as far 
as practicable, be placed at the 
bottom of the layer. 

Said layer of slag shall be cov- 
ered with fme slag or other material 
equal thereto for bonding purposes 
in such quantity so as to fill all the 
interstices in said layer of slag. The 
thickness of said layer as thus 
bonded after being flooded with 
water and thoiroughly rolled to an 
even and unyielding surface with a 
roller of ten (10) tons weight shall 
be Ave (5) inches. 

Upon said layer of slag shall be 
spread a second layer of blast fur- 
nace slag, free from dirt. Said slag 
shall be practically uniform in 
quality and as near cubical in form 
as possible and broken so as to pass 
through a ring of two (2) inches in- 
ternal diameter, which layer of slag 
shall be covered with fine slag or 
other material equal thereto for 
bonding purposes in such quantity 
as to fill all the interstices in siaid 
layer of slag. Said layer of slag 
shall be wetted and rolled with a 
roller of ten (10) tons weight until 
the same is thoroughly bonded, solid 
and unyielding. The thickness of 
said second layer of slag after being 
thus rolled shall be three (3) inches. 

If limestone isi used in said im- 
provement, it shall be of the best 
quality of broken limestone, crushed 
to a size that will pass through a 
.ring of four (4) inches internal 
diameter, and be held on a ring of 
two (2) inches internal diameter, 
which layer of limestone shall be 
covered with the best quality of 
limestone screenings, in such quan- 
tity as to fill all the interstices) in 
said layer of limestone. Said layer 
of broken limestone and screenings 
shall bo wetted and rolled with a 
roller of ten (10) tons weight until 
the same is thoroughly bonded, solid 
and unyielding. The thickness of 
said layer after being thus rolled 
shall be five (5) inchos. 

Upon said layer of broken lime- 
fttone shall be spread a second layer 



of the best quality of broken lime- 
stone crushed to a size that will 
pass through a ring of two (2) 
inches internal diameter, and be 
held on a ring of one (1) inch in- 
ternal diameter, which layer of 
limestone shall be covered with the 
best quality of limestone screenings, 
in such quantity as to fill all the 
interstices in said layer of lime- 
stone. 

Said layer of broken limestone and 
screenings shall be wetted and rolled 
with a roller of ten (10) tons weight 
until the same is thoroughly bonded, 
solid and unyielding. The thickness 
of said second layer of limestone 
after being thus rolled shall be 
three (3) inches. 

Upon said second layer of slag or 
upon said second layer of limestone 
shall be spread a layer of the best 
quality of broken limestone crushed 
to a size that will pass through a 
ring of two (2) inches internal 
diameter and be held on a ring of 
one (1) inch internal diameter. 
Said layer of broken limestone shall 
be rolled with a roller of ten (10) 
tons weight until the same is 
brought to a true and uniform sur- 
face, after which asphaltic cement 
in the ^proportion of one and one- 
half (iy2) gallons to each square 
yard of surface shall be poured over 
it in such a manner as to thoroughly 
and uniformly coat the limestone. 
At the time of the application of 
said asphaltic cement the limestone 
must be in a dry condition. 

Immediately after applying the 
asphaltic cement, the surface shall 
be covered with dry limestone, free 
from dirt, crushed to a size that 
will pass through a ring of one-half 
(%) in-ch internal diameter, and be 
held on a ring of one-fourth (%) 
inch internal diameter, in sufiici- 
ent quantity so as to fill all the 
interstices in the above course, and 
then shall be thoroughly rolled 
with a roller of ten (10) tons 
weight until the said limestone is 
thoroughly bonded in this layer. 

The roadways shall then be 



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swept and any excess of limestone 
removed, after which asphaltic ce- 
ment in the proportion of one-half 
(Vo) gallon to each square yard of 
surface shall be poured over the 
same. The surface of the pave- 
ment shall then receive a one- 
fourth (Vd) inch dressing of lime- 
stone screenings, free from dust. 

The entire surface of the road- 
ways as thus improved shall then 
be rolled with a roller of ten (10) 
tons weight until the. same is 
thoroughly bonded, and of a true, 
uniform and unyielding surface. 
The thickness of said layer when 
bonded as hereinbefore described 
shall be two and one-half (2%) 
inches. 

The asphaltic cement shall com- 
ply with the following require- 
ments : 

The asphaltic cement shall have 
a specific gravity at seventy-seven 
(77) degrees Fahrenheit of not less 
than ninety-seven one-hundredths 
(.97). 

The bitumen of the asphaltic ce- 
ment shall be soluble in carbon 
tetra chloride to the extent of at 
least ninety-eight and one-half 
(98%) per cent. 

The melting or softening point of 
the asphaltic cement shall be not 
less than one hundred (100) de- 
grees Fahrenheit nor more than one 
hundred and thirty-five (135) de- 
grees Fahrenheit. 

The asphaltic cement shall have 
a penetration of from* eighty (80) 
to one hundred and fifty (150) de- 
grees, which shall be varied within 
these limits to adapt it to the par- 
ticular asphalt and flux used and 
to conditions of the streets. 

When fifty (50) grams of the 
'asphaltic cement of the consistency 
used in the paving mixture are 
heated for five (5) hours at a tem- 
perature of three hundred and 
twenty-five (325) degrees Fahren- 
heit, in a tin box two and one- 
quarter (2%) inches in diameter, 
there must not be volatilized more 



than five (5) per cent, of the bitu- 
men, nor shall the penetration 
after such heating be less than one- 
half {V2) the original penetration. 
A briquette of the asphaltic ce- 
ment of a consistency equivalent to 
eighty (80) penetration shall have 
a ductility of at least ten (10) 
centimeters. 

The asphaltic cement used in the 
above proposed improvement shall 
be applied at a temperature of not 
less than thre^e hundred (300) de- 
grees Fahrenheit. 

Five (5) new brick catchbasins 
shall be constructed and trapped 
and connected with the sewer in 
South Winchester avenue and lo- 
cated in the roadway of said South 
Winchester avenue at necessary 
points adjacent to the curb lines of 
said South Winchester avenue; one 
(1) new brick catchbasin shall be 
constructed and trapped and con- 
nected with the sewer in West 90th 
place and located in the roadway 
of said South Hermitage avenue at 
a necessary point adjacent to the ^ 
curb line of said South Hermitage 
avenue; two (2) new brick catch- 
basins shall be constructed and 
trapped and connected with the 
sewer in South Paulina street and 
located in the roadway of said 
South Paulina street at necessary 
points adjacent to the curb lines of 
said South Paulina street and two 
(2) new brick catchbasins shall be 
constructed and trapped and con- 
nected with the sewer in West 89th 
- street and located in the roadway 
of said West 89th street at neces- 
sary points adjacent to the curb 
lines of said West 89th street. 

Each of said catch-basins shall be 
seven feet two inches deep, measur- 
ing from the top of the brickwork, 
and shall have an internal diame- 
ter of four feet at the bottom and 
to a plane five feet above and paral- 
lel therewith. The walls of said 
catch-basins shall be eight inches 
thick and shall be built of two 
, courses of sewer brick laid edge- 



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January 10, 1916. 



wise in perpendicular courses, upon 
a floor of pine plank two inches in 
thickness. The top of each of said 
catchbasins shall decrease to two 
feet internal diameter, being drawn 
in by means of nine header courses, 
the diameter being decreased uni- 
formly for each course. 

Each of said catch-basins shall be 
connected with the sewer with tile 
pipe of eight inches internal di- 
ameter and shall be trapped with a 
half trap also of tile pipe of eight 
inches internal diameter. The said 
trap of each of said catch-basins 
shall be set so that the elevation of 
the bottom of the inside of the same 
shall be three feet six inches above 
the floor of the catch-basin. 

Each of said catch-basins shall be 
provided with a suitable cast-iron 
cover, each of which covers, inclu- 
sive of lid, shall weigh five hundred 
and forty pounds. Each of said 
cast-iron covers shall be set so that 
the top of the same shall coincide 
with the fmished surface of the 
pavement herein described. 

The tile pipe specified above shall 
be straight, smooth and sound, 
thoroughly burned, well glazed and 
free from lumps and other imper- 
fections, and three-fourths of an 
inch thick. 

All brick and the joints of the 
tile pipe above referred to shall be 
laid with the best quality of natural 
hydraulic cement mortar, composed 
of one part natural hydraulic ce- 
ment and two parts clean, sharp 
sand. 

The several sewer manholes and 
catch-basins located in said road- 
ways shall be raised or lowered as 
may be. necessary to make them con- 
form to the fmished surface of said 
pavement; and the several catch- 
basins located outside of smid road- 
ways shall be raised or lowered as 
may be necessary to make them 
conform to the established grade 
herein described. The several 
{•atcli-basius located on the line of 
tlu' curl) shall be raised or lowered 
and adjusted as may be necessary 



to make them conform to the fin- 
ished surface of said pavement, or to 
said established grade according to 
whether the major part of said 
catch-basin lies within or without 
the line of said curb. Catch-basin 
inlets shall be constructed at nec- 
essary points in said gutters. The 
catchbasins not located in the gut- 
ters shall be connected with said 
inlets by means of tile pipe of eight 
(8) inches internal diameter laid 
with the best quality of natural hy- 
draulic cement mortar, composed of 
one (1) part natural hydraulic ce- 
ment and two (2) parts clean, sharp 
isand. Said tile pipe shall be 
straight, smooth and sound, thor- 
oughly burned, well glazed, free 
from lumps and other imperfections, 
and three-fourths of an inch thick. 

Said work tO' be done in a work- 
manlike manner under the superin- 
tendence of the Board of Local Im- 
provements of the said City of Chi- 
cago. 

Section 2. That the recommen- 
dation of the Board of Local Im- 
provements of the City of Chicago, 
providing for said improvement, 
together with the estimate of the 
cost thereof made by the engineer 
of said Board, both hereto attached, 
be and the same are hereby ap- 
proved. 

Section 3. That said improve- 
ment shall be made and the cost 
thereof be paid by special as- 
sessment in accordance with an Act 
of the General Assembly of the State 
of Illinois, entitled "An Act Con- 
cerning Local Improvements." ap- 
proved June 14th, A. D. 1897, and 
the amendments thereto. 

Section 4. That the aggregate 
amount herein ordered to be as- 
sessed against the property, and also* 
the assessment on each lot and par- 
cel of land therein assessed shall be 
divided into five installments in the 
manner provided by the statute in 
such cases made and provided, and 
each of said installments shall bear 
interest at the rate of five per 



January 10, 1916. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2811 



centum per annum according to law 
until paid. 

Section 5. That for the purpose 
of anticipating the collection of the 
second and succeeding installments 
of said assessment for said im- 
provement, bonds shall be issued 
payable out of said installments 
bearing interest at the rate of live 
per centum per annum, payable an- 
nually and signed by the Mayor and 
by the President of the Board of 
Local Improvements, countersigned 
by the City Comptroller and attested 
by the City Clerk under the corpor- 
ate seal of the City of Chicago. Said 
bonds shall be issued in accordance 
with and shall in all respects con- 
form to the provision of the Act ol 
the General Assembly ol the btaie 
of Illinois, entitled "An Act Con- 
cerning Local Improvements'', ap- 
proved June 14th, A. D. 1897, and 
the amendments thereto. ^ 

Section 6. That the Corporation 
Counsel be and he is hereby directed 
to file a petition in the Circui^ 
Superior or County Court of Cook 
County, Illinois, in the name of the 
City of Chidago, praying that steps 
may be taken to levy a special as- 
sessment for said improvement m 
accordance with the provisions of 
this ordinance and in the manner 
prescribed by law. 

Section 7. That all ordinances 
or parts of ordinances conflicting 
with this ordinance be and the same 
are hereby repealed. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall 
be in force from and after its pas- 
sage. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 

Finance. 



Condemned Fire Hose: Sale to 
James S. Kirk & Co. 

The Committee on Finance siub 
mitted a report recommending the I 



passage of an order submitted 
therewith, authorizing the sale of 
condemned fire hose to James S. 
Kirk & Co. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid Richert moved to concur in 

said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 

order was passed, by yeas and nays 

as follows: 

yga5_Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cro-sis', 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 62. 
Nays — None. 

The following is isiaid order as 
TiRssed * 

Ordered, That the Superintendent 
of the House of Correction be and 
hereby is authorized and directed to 
sell to Jas. S. Kirk & Company five 
hundred (500) feet of 2 V2-mch con- 
demned fire hose, without couplings, 
in lengths from six to twelve feet, 
at six (6c) cents per runnmg foot. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 

ordered published: 

CHICAGO, January 10, 1^1^. 
To the Mayor and A/de;!^^y M^^ 

City of Chicago m City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred (December 10, 
7915 plge 2492) >a communication 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



January 10, 1916 



from Gommissloner of Public Works 
in re contract with Chicago Ware- 
house & Terminal Company for 
removing ashes and refuse from 
City Hall Building, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized, in accordance with 
his recommendation of December 
9th, 1915, attached hereto, to enter 
into contract, without advertising, 
with the Chicago Warehouse & 
Terminal Company, under the same 
rate and conditions as provided for 
in the contract for the year 1915; 
namely, $2.00 per car of three and 
one-half cubic yards capacity for 
removing ashes and refuse from the 
City Hall Building, expense of said 
contract to be charged to appropria- 
tions for the year 1916 when same 
have been made. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Righert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, 
on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 10, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the Commissioner of 
Public Works in re fire department 
building at 2179 Stave street, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of IMiblio Works be and he is here- 
by authorized to proceed (o hU con- 
tract for Fire Department building 
at 2179 Stavo street, including 



handball court, the entire cost of 
said building not to exceed 
$28,443.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Righert, 

Chairman, 

also. 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 10, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the Commissioner of 
Public Works in re safety gates and 
signals at Lake street, Webster 
avenue and Belmont avenue bridges, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the follow- 
ing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and is hereby 
authorized to enter into a con- 
tract, without advertising, with the 
Ketler-EUiot Erection Company, to 
furnish and install at Lake street 
bridge, four (4) danger sign posts, 
four (4) red lights on each gate 
arm and two (2) flashers, in ac- 
cordance with drawings Nos. 1316- 
1784-1794, and at a total cost not 
to exceed seven hundred dollars 
($700.00), and at Webster avenue 
bridge to substitute four (4) elec- 
tric gates in place of the specified 
pneumatic gates, at a total cost not 
to exceed seven hundred dollars 
($700.00). 

Also to enter into a contract 
without advertising with the Great 
Lakes Dredge & Dock Company to 
furnish, and install at Belmont ave- 
nue bridge, four (4) electric guard 
gates in place of the pneumatic 
gates originally specified, at a total 



January 10, 1916. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2813 



oost not to exceed seven hundred 
and fifty dollars ($750.00). 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman, 

ALSO, 

The same ciommittee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, defenred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, January 10, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred (December 10, 
1915, page 2482) an order to direct 
the Commissioner of Public Works 
to permit sewer connection in 
Birch wood avenue between Ridge 
avenue and North Robey street with 
isewer in Birchwood avenue east of 
North Robey street, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave 
ito report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by directed to issue to William 
Mason a permit to construct sewer 
in Birchwood avenue, from North 
Robey street to Ridge avenue, m 
^accordance with the plans to be ap- 
proved by the said Commissioner, 
and to permit the said sewer to be 
connected with existing sewer m 
Birchwood avenue east of North 
Robey street, said connection to be 
maintained until such time as a 
sewer shall be built in North Robey 
street. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, defenred and 
ordered published : 



Chicago, January 11, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Cowncil 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the Commissioner of 
Health in re "overtime" in revamp- 
ing millhouse at Municipal Reduc- 
tion Plant, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner ^ 
of Health be and he is hereby au- 
thorized to allow "overtime" to the 
extent of $264.02 for employes to 
work overtime in connection with 
revamping of millhouse at Munic- 
ipal Reduction Plant and the Comp- 
troller is ordered to charge same to 
appropriations for the Department 
of Health. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, defer'red and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, January 10, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred (November 15, 
1915, page 2140) an order provid- 
ing for special committee of five to 
investigate unemployment, having 
had the same under advisement 
beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 
Ordered, That the Committee on 
Finance investigate and consider 
ways and means to meet emergency 
problem of unemployment and to 
report its findings to the Council 
with or without recommendations. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



2814 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



January 10, 1916. 



Local Transportation. 



The Committee on Local Trans- 
portation submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Gapitain, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, January 10, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Trans- 
portation, to whom was referred 
(December 30, 1915, page 2755) an 
ordinance granting authority to the 
Chicago Railways Company to con- 
(Struct and maintain for .120 days a 
temporary switch track across 
■North California avenue in the vi- 
cinity of Rosicoe street for the pur- 
pose of disposing of material from 
the dismantlement of the California 
lavenue power house, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage 
of the accompanying substitute or- 
dinance, subject to amendment to 
include such compensation, if any, 
as may be fixed by your Committee 
on Compensation [ordinance printed 
in Pamphlet No. 505]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) H. D. Capitain, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report as follows : 

Chicago, January 10, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Trans- 
portation, to whom was referred 
(Docombcr 20, 1915, page 2G21) a 
communication from the Kenwood 
Residents Association "in re an al- 
leg (1 insu/Tlciency of frontage con- 
sents for street railway (>x tension in 
Lake Park avenue, between East 
•iTth and East 55th streets," and ac- 



companying report of Commissioner 
of Public 'Works upon same (pub- 
lished in the Council Journal of De- 
cember 20th), having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend that it be 
placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) H. D. Capitain, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Capitain moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 

also, 

The same committee submitted a 
report as follows: 

Chicago, January 10, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Trans- 
portation, to whom was referred 
(December 20, 1915, page 2622) re- 
port from Commissioner of Public 
Works presenting third supplemen- 
tal verification report upon frontage 
consent petition for construction of 
street railway extension in Lake 
Park avenue, from 47th street to 
55th street, showing status of matter 
taking into account the withdrawal 
of consent by William L. Robinson, 
which report was published in the 
Council Journal of December 20th, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that it be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) H. D. Capitain, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Capitain moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



January 10, 1916. 

ALSO, 

The same oommittee submitted a 
report as follows: 

CHICAGO, January 10, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Oommittee on Local Trans- 
portation, to whom was referred 
(October 25, 1915, page 1817) an or- 
der directing that express service 
be installed upon the Ravenswood 
Branch of the Northwestern Ele- 
vated Railroad and that the Ravens- 
wood Station be made an express 
station, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend that it be placed on file. 
Express service is not practicable 
upon this two-track line because of 
its length and layout. Since the or- 
der came before your oommittee 
eighteen additional cars have been 
put into the Ravenswood service 
and changes in operation introduced 
which have cut the running time 
four minutes. This discbarges the 
purport of the order. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) H. D. Capitain, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous .consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Capitain moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



2815 



Gas, Oil and Electric Light. 

The Committee on Gas, Oil and 
Electric Light submitted the follow- 
ing report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Sitts, deferred land ordered 
published : 

Chicago, January 6, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 
Your Committee on Gas, Oil and 

Electric Light, to whom was re- 



ferred (June 28, 1915, page 869) an 
ordinance granting permission and 
authority to the Reliance Electric 
Company to maintain and operate 
a line of wires for the transmission 
of signals by electricity in certain 
territory in the City of Chicago, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the substi- 
tute ordinance herewith submitted 
[ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 
500]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) L. D. Sitts, ' 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted a 
report as follows : 

Chicago, January 6, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Cour^cil 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Gas, Oil and 
Electric Light, to whom was re- 
ferred (December 20, 1915, page 
2617) a report of the Bureau of Gas, 
Department of Public Service, for 
the month of November, 1915, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend 
that the said report be referred to 
the Corporation Counsel with the 
request that he institute suits for 
all violations of the gas quality or- 
dinance indicated therein; and with 
the further request that he report 
to the City Council at an early date 
as to what action has been taken on 
similar reports of gas quality vio- 
lations referred to his department 
by the City Council. 

Respectfully submitted, 

^'■^^^'^ "• ^cS;«. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Sitts moved to concur in said 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



2816 



REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



Januai'y 10, 1916. 



ALSO, 



The same committee submitted a 
report as follows : 

Chicago. January 6, 1916. 

.To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Gas, Oil and 
-fcilectric Light, to whom was re- 
ferred (December 30, 1915 page 
2704) a report of the Telephone 
Bureau, Department of Public Ser- 
vice for the month of September, 
1915, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend that said report be 
placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) l. D. Sitts, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Sitts mioved to concur in said 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Local Industries. 

The Committee on Local Indus- 
tries submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Fisher, deferred and ordered pub- 
li^ed : 

Chicago, December 14, 1915. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Indus- 
tries, to whom was referred (De- 
cember 6, 1915, page 2463) an or- 
dinance granting Frank M. Mc- 
Carthy permission and authority to 
maintain and operate a switch track 
and repealing ordinance (for 
switch track) passed July 2, 1914, 
amended January 4, 1915, and fur- 
ther amended February 19, 1915, 
having had the same under advise- 



ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of said ordi- 
nance with compensation of $91 00 
per annum, as fixed by your Com- 
mittee on Compensation [ordinance 
printed in Pamphlet No. 502]. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman, 
also, 

♦i."^^®,/^"^® committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Fisher, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, December 44, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Indus- 
triies, to whom was referred (Octo- ' 
ber 4, 1915, page 1597) an ordi- 
nance providing for the vacation of 
portion of stub end of alley in the 
block bounded by South Chicago 
avenue, East 73rd street, Lake 
Shore and Michigan Southern Rail- 
road and Cottage Grove avenue, in 
Keeney's Sub., N. W. % of Section 
26-38-14 (Daniel Burkhartsmeier 
beneficiary), having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of 
the accompanying substitute ordi- 
nance with compensation of $384.00, 
as fixed by your Committee on 
Compensation [ordinance printed in 
Pamphlet No. 502]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman, 



Judiciary. 

The Committee on Judiciary sub- 
mitted a report as follows: 

Chicago, January 3, 1910. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom were referred 



January 10, 1916. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2817 



(December 20, 1915, page 
2590) an opinion rendered by the 
Corporation Counsel on the ques- 
tion of whether the Committee 
on Schools, Fire, Police and Civil 
Service received any authority 
from the City Council to investi- 
gate or cause to be investigated 
the records and qualifications of 
certain appointments to the 
Board of Education; and 

(December 20, 1915, page 
2587) an opinion rendered by the 
..Corporation Counsel on the ques- 
tion of whether or not the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary or the Com- 
mittee on Finance received from 
the City Council the authority to 
make, or cause to be made, an 
investigation of George E. Nye, 
chief boiler inspector of the City 
of Chicago, or of anything apper- 
taining to the conduct of his 
office, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and 
recommend that said opinions be 
placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Otto Kerner, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given 
for consideration of said report. 

Aid. Kerner moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Streets and Alleys. 

The Committee on Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Healy, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, January 4, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Commitltee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred 



(December 6, 1915, page 2458) an 
ordinance granting permission and 
authority to The Rienzi Company 
to install, maintain and use one tile 
pipe under and across the first alley 
north of Diversey parkway, having 
had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of said ordinance with 
compensation of 3% of the groisis 
receipts, with a provision inserted 
for a minimum charge of $25.00 
per annum, as fixed by your Com- 
mittee on Compensaition [ordinance 

printed in Pamphlet No. 503]. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman, 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Healy, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, December 21, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was' referred 
(February 2, 1914, page 3821) an 
ordinance providing for the vaca- 
tion of West Harrison street from 
South Central avenue to South 
Austin avenue, having had the 
same under advisemenit, beg leave 
to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the accompanying substi- 
tute ordinance [ordinance printed 
in Pamphlet No. 503]. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
a report asi follows : 

Chicago, January 4, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (De- 



2818 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



January 10, 1916. 



cember 20, 1915, page 2623) an 
opmiQn rendered by the Mtorney 
of the Board of Local Improve- 
ments in reference to an ordinance 
amending The Chicago Code of 
1911, by adding thereto Section 
15811/2, prescribing specifications 
for pavements surrounding school 
buildings, having had the same 
under advisemenit, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend that same be 
placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given 
for consideration of said report. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
•S'aid report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Buildings and City Hall. 

The Committee on Buildings- and 
City Hall submitted the following 
repo-rt, which was, on motion Oif Aid. 
Pretzel, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, January 7, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(November 22, 1915, page 2254) an 
ordinance amending Section 406 of 
The Chicago Code of 1911, to reduce 
the minimum width of seats in 
theaters from twenty-two inches to 
twenty inches, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of 
the substitute ordinance herewith 
submitted [ordinance printed in 
Pamphlet No. 504]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Georoe Pretzel, 

Chairman. 



ALSO. 



The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 7, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall to whom was referred 
(December 6, 1915, page 2460) an 
order directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to allow Wil- 
liam Kuehlman to occupy basement 
flat at 3218 Kimball avenue, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that 
said order be passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
hereby are directed to authorize 
William Kuehlman to occupy the 
basement flat at 3218 Kimball ave- 
nue. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, JanuaTiy 7, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(December 20, 1915, page 2648) an 
order directing the Commissioner of 
Buildings to issue a permit to the 
Manhattan Brewing Company (o 
erect a shelter shed at the soutii- 
east corner of West 39th street and 
Emerald avenue, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that said or- 
der be passed: 



January 10, 1916. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



^819 



Ordered, That the Gommissioner 
of Buildings be and he is hereby 
directed to issue a perm'it to the 
Manhattan Brewing- Company to 
erect a shelter shed, 34 by 110 feet, 
on the premises of said company at 
the southeast corner of West 39th 
street and Emerald' avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 7, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Ball, to whom was referred 
(December 30, 1915, page 2768) an 
OTder directing the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health to allow 
Mrs. O'Day to construct a frame ad- 
dition to building at 1940 North 
Ridge way avenue, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that said or- 
der be passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
are hereby directed to allow Mrs. 
O'Day to construct a frame addition 
on the premises known as 1940 
North Ridgeway avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, . 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 7, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 
Your Committee on Buildings and 

City Hall, to whom was referred 



(December 30, 1915, page 2752) an 
order directing the Commissioner of 
Buildings to issue a permit to Frank 
Schoeninger to omit the fire-proof- 
ing of roof trusses in building at 
1546-50 North Clark street, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that 
said order be passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings, is hereby authorized 
and directed to issue a permit to 
Frank Schoeninger, 1546-50 North 
Clark street, to omit fire proofing of 
the roof trusses jas per plans and 
specifications now on file in the 
Building Commissioner's office'. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 7, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(December 30, 1915, page 2768) an 
order directing the Commissioner of 
Buildings to issue a permit to the 
Standard Pavement Company to 
erect and maintain a temporary shed 
at 1101 South Cicero avenue, having 
had ithe same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following substitute 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings be and he is hereby 
directed to issue a permit to the 
Standard Pavement Company to 
erect, and maintain for a period of 
two years from and after the date 
of the passage of this order, a ished, 
25 by 40 feet, on the premises 
known as 1101 South Cicero avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 



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REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



January 10, 1916. 



ALSO, 

The same cammittee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 7, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(December 6, 1915, page 2459) an 
order directing the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health to allow 
Simeon Swenson to complete con- 
struction of conservatory above the 
fireproof garage at the rear of 
building at 7737-39 Garrison ave- 
nue, having had the same under ad- 
visement, hQg leave to report and 
recommend that said order be 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
■are hereby directed to allow Simeon 
Swenson to complete construction 
of conservatory above the fireproof 
garage at the rear of building at 
7737-39 Garrison avenue, accord- 
ing to. plans submitted to the Com- 
missioner of Buildings. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George' Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which, was, on 
motion lof Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 7, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(December 30, 1915, page 2752) an 
order directing the Commissioner of 
Buildings to allow the Young Men's 
Christian Association to omit flre- 



proofmg of the steel purlins; and 
trusses in the attic of the building 
at 1508-22 Larrabee street, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that 
said order be passed : 

Ordered, That the Oommisisioner 
of Buildings be and is hereby di- 
rected to permit the Young Men's 
Christian Association of Chicago to 
omit the fireproofmg of the steel 
purlinsi and trusses in the attic of 
the fireproof North Side Boys' Club 
of the Young Men's Christian Asso- 
ciation, located at 1508-22 Larrabee 
street; provided, that the fireproof 
stairs leading from the fourth floor 
to the attic be enclosed with a fire- 
proof partition at the fourth floor, 
between the fourth floor and attic 
and about the landing space in the 
attic and with a fireproof door at 
the fourth floor and attic and that 
the steel purlins, trusses and other 
structural steel in thisi enclosed stair 
and landing space be fireproofed. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman, 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report as follows: 

Chicago, January 7, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall to whom was referred 
(December 30, 1915, page 2702) a 
communication from the Woman's 
City Club of Chicago, protesting 
against the passage of a pend- 
ing ordinance authorizing the 
sale of goods at retail in sub-base- 
ments, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend that said communication 
be published and filed. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzkt.. 

Chairman, 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



January 10, 1916. 

kL ^\ . ... 

Unanimous consent was given for 

consideration of said report. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the communica- 
tion recommended for publication in 
the foregoing report: 

Woman's City Club of Chicago,] 
Chicago, December 29, 1915.] 

To the City Council of Chicago: 

The Committee on Housing of the 
Woman's City Club of Chicago had 
brought to itsi attention in the spring 
of 1915 by the Sanitary Bureau of 
the Health Department the use, by 
Mandel Brothers, of a sub-base- 
ment salesroom in violation of the 
law. 

At the same time Mr. Kelly, Su- 
perintendent of Mandel Brothers, 
asked the Committee to visit the 
sub-basement salesroom to investi- 
gate the sanitary arrangements and 
the precautions taken to insure 
healthful and safe condiQons for the 
employees and patrons. 

The Committee, in addition to 
visiting the sub-basement sales- 
room, had held four meetings and 
has heard all sides of the question. 
Mr. Kelly, Superintendent of Man- 
del Brothers, Mr. Ball, Chief Sani- 
tary Inspector, Mr. McDonell, Chief 
of the Fire Prevention Bureau, and 
Mr. Harry L. Miller, City Attorney, 
representing Mr. Hornsitein of the 
Corporation Counsel's office, have all 
appeared before it. 

After hearing these men the Com- 
mittee feels that it has an intelli- 
gent understanding of the situation 
and feels that over and above every 
other consideration there stands out 
one vital truth, freely admitted by 
all, namely, that the sub-basement 
salesroom was built in full knowl- 
edge of all concerned, that it was in 
direct violation of the building ordi- 
nance. 

The Committee therefore protests 



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against the passage of the pending 
amendment to the building ordi- 
nance (Pamphlet 486) which legal- 
izes this violation of the law. 

Approved by the Board of Direc- 
tors of the Woman's City Club in 
regular session, Monday, December 
13th. 

Endorsed by the Housing Com- 
mittee of the Chicago Woman's 
Club. 



Schools, Fire, Police and Civil 
Service. 

The Committee on Schools, Fire, 
Police and Civil Service submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Thos. J. Lynch, de- 
ferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 10, 1916. , 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, Fire, 
Police and Civil Service, having 
previously recommended for pas- 
sage by your Honorable Body an or- 
dinance amending The Chicago Code 
of 1911, to designate dog-catchers 
as policemen, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the 
ordinance herewith submitted, 
amending The Chicago Code of 1911' 
to designate the two "kennelmen" 
at the dog pound as policemen [or- 
dinance printed in Pamphlet No. 
506]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Thomas J. Lynch, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee, submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Thos. J. Lynch, de- 
ferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 8, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 
Your Committee on Schools, Fire, 



2822 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



January 10, 1916. 



Police and Civil Service, to whom 
was referred (December 20th, 1915, 
page 2623) a request of the Board 
of Education to rescind action of 
July 12, 1915, to acquire property 
for school site at West Division 
street and LeClaire avenue, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That so much of an 
order passed July 12, 1915, printed 
on page 1224 of the Council Journal, 
as provides for condemnation for 
school purposes of lots 1 to 42, all 
inclusive, in William A. Bond and 
Company's First Addition to Austin, 
etc., be and the same is hereby re- 
scinded. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Thomas J. Lynch, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report as follows : 

Chicago, January 8, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, Fire, 
Police and Civil Service, to whom 
were referred 

(April 26, 1915, page 4602) an 
ordinance amending Section 1936 
of The Chicago Code of 1911, al- 
lowing members of the Depart- 
ment of Police a leave of absence 
from duty of two days each 
month; and 

(December 10, 1915, page 2520) 
an ordinance regulating the hours 
of service of officers and mem- 
bers of the Department of Police, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that said ordinnncosi be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Finance. 
The operation of either of said 
ordinances, if passed, would prob- 
ably necessitate an increase in the 



appropriation for the Department 
of Police, which is a subject prop- 
erly within the jurisdiction of the 
Committee on Finance, for the rea- 
son that it is the only committee 
possessed of knowledge of the 
financial condition of the City of 
Chicago for the year 1916. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Thomas J. Lynch, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch moved to 
concur in said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Health. 



The Committee on Health sub- 
mitted the following report, which 
was, on motion of Aid. Nance, de- 
ferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 6, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Health, to 
whom wasi referred (November 1, 
1915, page 1954) an ordina,nce 
amending Section 1010 of The Chi- 
cago Code of 1911, in reference to 
the removal and disposal of manure 
without requiring a license so to 
do, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the ac- 
companying substitute ordinance 
[ordinance printed in Pamphlet 
No. 501]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Willis 0. Nance, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
a report as followis': 



January 10, 1916. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



Chicago, December 23, 1915. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Health, to 
whom was referred (November 1, 
1915, page 1946) an order directing 
investigation of the matter of pub- 
lic comfort stations throughout the 
city, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to recommend 
that the attached report of the sub- 
com-mittee appointed on the subject 
be published and referred to the 
Committee on Finance, and that the 
accompanying extract from "The 
Survey" concerning the subject- 
matter be also published and re- 
ferred to the Committee on Finance. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Willis 0. Nance, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given 
for consideration of said report. 

Aid. Nance moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following are the matters 
recommended for publication in the 
foregoing report: 

Chicago, December 16, 1915. 

Hon. Willis 0. Nance, Chairman, 
Committee on Health: 

Dear Sir — We, the undersigned 
members of the subcommittee ap- 
pointed to consider the question of 
the installation of public comfort 
stations in the City of Chicago, beg 
to submit the following report: 

The subcommittee was divided 
into three sections of two members 
each — one section to make a study 
of the north side of the city, one 
of the west side and one of the 
south side of the city for the pur- 
pose of locating and recommending 
suitable sites for the installation of 
public comfort stations in said re- 



spective portions of the city. The 
said several committees of the sub- 
committee reported that all comfort 
stations, outside of the downtown 
district, should be located at street 
car intersections on the thorough- 
fares of greatest travel. 

We recommend that a bond issue 
of half a million dollars be recom- 
mended by the City Council for sub- 
mission to the voters for the instal- 
lation of such comfort stations as in 
the judgment of the Department of 
Health should be installed. 

As we understand it, the comfort 
stations about to be completed in 
the Chicago Public Library are to 
be under the supervision of the De- 
partment of Health. We recom- 
mend that all stations to be in- 
stalled in the city be under the 
supervision of the said Department. 

We further reeommend that His 
Honor the Mayor, be requested to 
appoint a commission to consist of 
one representative of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works, one repre- 
sentative of the Department of 
Health and five members of the 
City Council to visit the large 
eastern cities for the purpose of 
making a survey of their comfort 
stations with a view to gathering 
information that will be helpful to 
the City of Chicago in the matter 
of the installation and operation of 
public comfoirt stations. 

The need for comfort stations in 
our city is great and pressing and 
we recommend that the subject be 
handled with all possible diligence 
and dispatch. 

Attached hereto are — 

a. A communication from Mr. 
Alexander, Assistant Corporation 
Counsel; 

b. Surveys, made by the De- 
partment of Public Welfare, of 
comfort stations in elevated rail- 



2824 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



January 10, 1916. 



way stations and in fire and police 

stations. 

(Signed) Oscar DePriest, 

Chairman. 
^ Edward F. Cullerton, 

George Pretzel, 
John R. Anderson, 
H. E. Gnadt. 



A PLEA FOR COMFORT STATIONS. 

Extract from Article in "The Sur- 
vey" April 5, 1913, by Rell M. 
Woodward, Surgeon United States 
Public Health Service: 
Travelers from almost all foreign 
countries describe the public con- 
venience stations of foreign cities. 
In London there are many places 
where crooked streets converge, 
leaving perhaps an irregular open 
space or plaza. These are not all 
occupied by statues, as the city has 
attempted to provide comfort for 
the living as well as honor to the 
dead. Two modest iron stairways 
with suitable signs lead to two 
moms below the ground, one for 
women, the other for men, where 
toilets and urinals are found. 

Many American cities have pro- 
vided a few such places, for instance 
in parks, and some of these are ad- 
mirable in conception and in struc- 
ture; but one cannot always remain 
near a park, and in winter when the 
kidneys are most active these sta- 
tions are often closed. One of the 
most practical stations of this kind 
'that I have seen is in the Boston 
Common. It is underground in a 
small hill, with a wide stairway 
leading to it. 

As one approaches it he sees that 
the room is lighted and is lined with 
white tiling. There are urinals, 
closets, washstands, and a shoe- 
blacking establishment. It has the 
appearance of a toilet room in a 
hotel, and the place is well venti- 
lated and kept clean. I do not re- 
call how it is heated, but such 
places could be heated with steam 



from adjacent buildings or by 
stoves. 

Cities must of course consider the 
economic side of any new enter- 
prise. I believe that such stations, 
outside of the cost of original con- 
struction, could ,be made almost if 
not quite self-supporting, in the 
following way: Lease the shoe- 
blacking privilege to an individual 
for a good round fee, said indi- 
vidual to be subject to certain rigid 
rules and regulations, and the place 
to be subject to periodical inspec- 
tions. The lessee should be required 
to keep the place in perfect sanitary 
condition. In addition to his income 
from blacking shoes the lessee 
might. be allowed to rent a few 
closets, ordinarily kept locked, and 
charge a small prescribed fee. If 
the patronage of the station in Bos- 
ton Common is a criterion it would 
seem to me that the city could de- 
mand a fee from the lessee that 
would cover all ordinary running 
expenses. 

A woman attendant in the ladies' 
station, could be allowed the privi- 
lege of renting closets, and could 
also be provided with pins, buttons, 
and other necessaries such as are 
kept in the ladies' waiting rooms at 
department stores. 

As a public health measure the 
subject must be considered from 
two standpoints, the health of the 
individual, and the health of the 
community. 

Physiology teaches us that the 
normal adult bladder, when fully 
distended, holds twenty ounces, but 
that a discomfort begins when it 
contains more than four ounces. As 
one advances in years prolonged re- 
tention of urine causes ammoniacal 
decomposition, with consequent ir- 
ritation of the bladder. If the re- 
tention is frequent, disease of the 
kidneys must follow. 

At present in most American 
cities there are few convenience 
stations available to the public out- 
side of hotels and saloons. In nearly 



January 10, 1916. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2825 



all hotels one finds a sign stating 
that the toilet facilities are for the 
exclusive use of the guests. This 
makes a stranger feel unwelcome. 

Saloons are open to the public* 
but one dislikes to make use of the 
J sanitary privileges offered without 
|i purchasing something. To a man 
of mature age, who is perhaps in 
the habit of taking an occasional 
drink, this phase of the subject has 
little importance; but for a young 
man in a strange city, driven for 
lack of comfort stations into a sa- 
loon the question assumes a moral 
side. The only way to avoid the 
saloon is to make use of an alley or 
other dark place, thereby breaking 
a city ordinance and creating a nui- 
i&ance which gives the offense a 
public health aspect. The frequency 
with which this is done is evi- 
denced by the familiar sign "Com- 
mit No Nuisance". In London I saw 
a sign that to my mind was much 
less objectionable and equally ef- 
fective; it read simply "Decency 
Forbids". 

The establishment of comfort 
stations at convenient points would 
I think contribute greatly to public 
health. 

Extract made by 

Annie E. Trotter, 

Investigator. 

(Signed) Louise Osborne Rowe. 

Commissioner. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report as follows : 

Chicago. December 23, 1915. 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Health, to 
whom was referred (December 10, 
1915, page 2490) a communication 
from John S. Huey protesting 
against the filling in of ' 'Bubbly 
.Creek", east of Ashland avenue, 
having had the same under advise- 



ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that said communication 
be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Willis 0. Nance, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Nance moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 

also. 

The same committee submitted a 
report as follows : 

Chicago, January 6. 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Health to 
whom were referred 

(October 4, 1915, page 1460) a 
communication from the Chicago 
Osteopathic Association request- 
ing the passage of legislation to 
provide for the protection of 
fruits and vegetables from con- 
tamination in stores, etc., and 

(December 30, 1915, page 2703) 
a communication from the De- 
partment of Health in reference 
to examination of workshops in 
which a strike is in progress, 

having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that said communications 
be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Willis 0. Nance, 

Chairman, 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Nance moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



2826 



NEW BUSINESS BY WARDS. 



January 10, 1916.- 



Track Elevatioii. 

The Commititjee on Track Eleva- 
tion submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Michaelson, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, January 10, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Track Eleva- 
tion, to whom was referred (Octo- 
ber 25, 1915, page 1804) an ordi- 
nance requiring the Illinois Central 
Railroad Company to elevate its 
tracksi and construct a subway at 
South California avenue between 
the Drainage Canal and the Illinois 
and Michigan Canal, having had 
the same under advis,emenJti, beg 
leave to report and recommend that 
the same do pass [oirdinance printed 
in Pamphlet No. 507]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) M. A. Mighaelson, 

Chairman. 



All Matters Presented by the Alder- 
men, Also Special Assessment, 
Improvement and Repealing Or- 
dinances Submitted by the Board 
of Local Improvements, Arranged 
as to Ward Numbers, Beginning 
with the First Ward. 



FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Coughlin presented a claim 
of Shee'han, Kohn & Company for a 
refund of duplicate payment of 
license fee, and claims of C. W. 
Butterfield and Mrs. Margaret D. 
Krause for rebates of water rates, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee O'n 
Finance. 

Aid. Kenna presented an order 
directing the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works to issue a perm id to Tho 



United Garage Company to con- 
struct and maintain a driveway in 
front 'Of premises known as Nos. 
218-20 West Monroe street, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on. 
Streets and Alleys. 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. DePriest preisented a claim 
of W. E. Gray for a rebate of water 
rates, which was 

Referred to the Gommittiee on 
Finance. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Werner presented a claim of 
The John R. Thompson Company 
for a rebate of water rates', which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Time Fixed for Next Succeeding 
Regular Meeting. 

Aid. Richert presented an ordi- 
nance providing that tbe next suc- 
ceeding regular meeting of the 
Council shall be held on Monday, 
January 17, 1916, at 7:30 o'clock 
P. M. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

Aid. Capitain moved to amend 
said ordinance by striking there- 
from the words and figures, "Mon- 
day, January 17, 1916, at 7:30 
o'clock P. M.", and by inserting in 
lieu thereof the words and figures, 
"Wodnesday, January 19, 1916, at 
2:00 o'clock P. M." 

The motion to amend prevailed, 
by yeas and nays as followsi: 

Yca^ — Coughlin, Kenna. Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Nance, McCormick, 



.laniKii'v 10, 191G. 



NEW BUSINESS BY WARDS. 



2827 



Merriam, Gross, Tydeii, Block, | 
Vanderbilt, McNiohols, Klaus, PetJti- 
koske, Gullei'ton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Rodrignez, 
lUpatel, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Geiger, Bauler, El- 
lison, Kjellander, Wallace, Hader- 
lein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, 
Fisiher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 56. 
Nays — W,erner, Doyle, Mar^tiin, 
Kimball, Capitain — 5. 

The question being put on the 
passage of said ordinance as 
amended, the motion prevailed and 
isaid ordinance as amended was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
io ws' : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stem, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Gross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke^ — 62. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Cowncil 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That ithe next r;egu- 
lar meeting of the Gity Gouncil to 
be 'held after the meeting held 
January 10, 1916, at 2:00 o'clock 
P. M., bi© and the same is hereby 
fixed to be held on Wednesday, 
January 19, 1916, at 2:00 o'clock 
P. M. 

, Section 2. This ordinance sihall 
be in force and effect from and 
after its passage. 



Aid. Richert presented an ordi- 
nance amending Section 25 of The 
Ghicago Gode of 1911, in reference 
to forms of bids and indemnifying 
bonds of city depositaries'. 

Unanimous consent was given 
for consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePri^est, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Gross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 62. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed:' 

Be it ordained by the City Coimcil 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 25 of 
The Ghicago Gode of 1911, as 
amended and passed on December 
20, 1915 (printed Journal, page 
2628) be and the same is hereby 
amended to read as follows : 

"25. It shall be the duty of 
the Gomptroller at least once in 
each year and not later than the 
first day of December in each 
year, to advertise for bids from 
all regularly established national 
and state banks doing business 
within the city, for interest upon 
the momey of the city so to be 
deposited in said banks. A 
'regularly established' national or 
state bank: is hereby defined to 
mean a bank which has been do- 
ing business in the Gity of Ghi- 



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cago and has furnished at least 
one sworn statement of resources 
and liabilities to the State Audi- 
tor or to the Comptroller of Cur- 
rency prior to the date upon 
which the bids provided for 
herein are to be submitted. It 
shall be the duty of the Comp- 
troller in so advertising for bids 
to ask for special bids for inter- 
est upon such money of the city 
as shall be deposited in said 
banks and permitted to remain 
without diminution for periods of 
at least thirty, sixty or ninety 
days. Such bids shall be referred 
to the City Council for its infor- 
mation and consideration not 
later than the fifteenth day of 
December of each year. The City 
Council shall then either reject 
all bids or designate as many de- 
positaries as it deems necessary 
for the protection of the city's 
interests, and award bids accord- 
ingly and pass all necessary or- 
dinances in reference thereto; a 
form of said bid is attached here- 
to, as Exhibit "A" and made a 
part of this ordinance. 

It shall be the duty of the 
Comptroller to obtain with each 
bid for interest upon city funds 
and to present to the Council 
with such bids the last offlciial 
statement of resources and lia- 
bilities of each bank bidding for 
deposits as reported to the State 
Auditor of Public Accounts, or to 
the Comptroller of the Currency, 
as the case may be, and the City 
Comptroller shall obtain, from 
time to time, from the banks to 
which awards <ire made, copies of 
all reports of condition made in 
response to the regular calls by 
the State and Federal authorities. 

No money shall be deposited in 
the bank nor any award be ef- 
fective until such depositary shall 
have first delivered to the Comp- 
troller an indemnifying bond 
running to the City of Chicago, to 
be approved by the City Council, 
in an amount equal to the 



amount which such bank or de- 
positary shall be designated as 
being entitled to receive upon its 
bid. Such indemnifying bond, 
with affidavits attached thereto, 
shall be substantially in one or 
the other of the following forms : 

"bond. 

"Know all Men by These 
Presents, That we 

of Chicago, Illinois, as Principal 

held and firmly bound unto the 
City of Chicago, in the penal 
sum of .> 

Dollars, lawful money of the 
United States, for the payment 
of which sum of money well 
and truly to be made, we bind 
ourselves, our heirs, executors, 
administrators, successors and 
assigns, jointly and severally, 
firmly by these presents. 

"In Witness Whereof, Said 
Principal has caused this in- 
strument to be signed by its 
duly authorized ofiicers and its 
corporate seal to be hereto 
affixed, and the remaining par- 
ties hereto have each hereto 
set their hands and seals, this 

day of 

A. D. 191... 

"The Condition of the Fore- 
going Obligation is such that, 
Whereas, The above bounden 
Principal has been designated 
by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago as a depositary of 
the funds and moneys of said 
City for the year 19... in an 

amount not exceeding 

Dollars, in 

accordance with and subject to 
the laws and ordinances in 
such case made and provided; 
and said surety has deposited 
with the Comptroller of the 
City of Chicago 



January 10, 1916. 



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bonds of the face value of . . . . 

Dollars, as collateral security 
for the amount of such deposit, 
evidenced by the receipt of the 
Comptroller; and as a further 
and additional security and 
guarantee of the faithful per- 
formance and discharge by the 
Principal herein as such de- 
positary of any and all the 
obligations hereafter enumer- 
ated, the said City of Chicago, 
through iis: Comptroller, is 
hereby given the power, right 
and authority to sell, all or any 
part of said collateral bonds, 

after days' notice in 

writing first having been given 
to said surety lof the intention 
so to do, at public or private 
sale, at the discretion of said 
Comptroller, without advertis- 
ing the same, and to apply so 
much of the proceeds thereof, 
as may be necessary, to the 
payment and satisfaction to the 
City of Chicago, of any loss or 
damage occasioned by or to it 
on account of such failure or 
default of the Principal herein, 
together with all interest 
thereon, and also to the pay- 
ment of all expenses attending 
the sale of such collateral 
bonds including attorney's fees; 
and to deliver ito siaid Principal 
any surplus of the proceeds of 
such sale and the remaining 
unsold collateral bonds de- 
posited by said Principal, if 
any. Provided, however, that 
said surety shall return, 
marked cancelled, the receipt 
theretofore issued by the City 
Comptroller for such bonds; 
and 

"Whereas, The City of Chi- 
cago has now on deposit with 
said Principal, divers sums of 
money, and on and after the 
first day of January, 19. . ., will 
have on deposit with said 
Principal, divers sums of 
money, and may from time to 



time deposit with said Prin- 
cipal, its funds and money ac- 
cordingly; 

''Now, Therefore, If the 
said Principal shall well and 
faithfully perform and dis- 
charge its duties as such de- 
positary and pay out such 
funds and moneys on deposit 
with it and hereafter to be de- 
posited with it, and each and 
every part thereof, in accord- 
ance with the warrant or war- 
rants, check or checks, or di- 
rection of the duly authorized 
officials of said City, in every 
instance, and shall account for 
and pay over all moneys now 
on deposit with it and all 
money hereafter received by it 
and interest due from it as 
such depositary, in accordance 
with and subject to the laws of 
the State of Illinois and the 
ordinances of the City of Chi- 
cago and the bid of said 
Principal, then this obligation 
to be void, otherwise it shall 
be and remain in full force and 
effect. 

"This obligation shall not be 
affected by the fact that the 
City of Chicago has heretofore 
taken or may hereafter take 
additional bond or security to 
protect itself on account of the 
same matters and things 
covered by this bond. 

"by.\'.V.'.'.V.'.\\'. 

Attest : 

"'".'.v.*.'.*.*.'.'*.'.'.'.'.'.'.".. (Seal) 

(Seal) 

(Seal) 

(Seal) 

(Seal) 

..> (Seal) 

"AFFmAVIT OF SURETY. 

State op Illinois,] 

j^ss. 
County of Cook.J 

, one 

of the sureties on the within 



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bond, being first duly sworn, 
deposes and says that he is a 
resident of the State of Illinois, 

and is worth the sum of 

• . . .Dollars over and 

above all debts and liabilities 
by him owing or incurred, or 
for which his property is 
liable or encumbered at this 
date, and over and above all 
exemptions by law of his 
property from execution, and 
that he is the legal holder and 

owner of the 

bonds deposited by him as col- 
lateral security with the City 
Comptroller, and more fully 
described in the indemnifying 
bond executed herein and at- 
tached hereto. 

The foregoing affidavit and 
representations contained 
therein is executed for the 
purpose of inducing the City 
of Chicago to accept the within 
bond. 

Subscribed and sworn to be- 
fore me this day of 

A. D. 19. .. 

Notary Public" 



BOND. 

"Know All Men by These 
Presents, That we 

of Chicago, Illinois, as principal, 

held and firmly bound unto the 
City of Chicago in the ponal 

sum of 

Dollars, lawful money of the 
United States, for the payment 
of which sum of money well 
and truly to bo made, we bind 
ourselves, our heirs, executors, 
administrators, successors and 
assigns, jointly and severally, 
firmly by llicsc i)r('s(»n(s. 



"In Witness Whereof, Said 
Principal has caused this instru- 
ment to be signed by its duly 
authorized officers and its cor- 
porate seal to be hereto affixed, 
and the remaining parties 
hereto have each hereunto set 

their handsi and seals, this 

day of 

A. D. 19 

"The Condition of the Fore- 
going Obligation is Such That, 
Whereas, the above bounden 
Principal has been designated 
by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago as a depositary of 
the funds and moneys of said 
City for the year 19. .. . in an 

amount not exceeding 

Dollars, in accordance with and 
subject to the laws and ordi- 
nances in such case made and 
provided; and, 

"Whereas, The City of Chi- 
cago has now on deposit with 
isaid Principal, divers sums of 
money, and on and after the 
first day of January, 19...., 
will have on deposit with said 
Principal, divers sums of 
money, and may from time to 
time deposit with said Princi- 
pal, its funds and money ac- 
cordingly; 

"'Now, therefore, if the said 
Principal shall well and faith- 
fully perform and discharge its 
duties as such depositary and 
pay out such funds and 
moneys on deposit with it and 
hereafter to be deposited with 
it, and each and every part 
thereof, in accordance with the 
warrant or warrants, check or 
checks, or direction of the duly 
authorized olVicials of said City, 
in every instance, and shall ac- 
count for and pay over all 
moneys now on deposit with it 
and all money hereafter re- 
('(Mved by it and interest due 
from it as .such depositary, in 
accordance with and subject to 
the laws of the State of Illinois 
and (h(> oidinanccs of the City 



January 10, 1916. 



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2831 



lof Chicago and the bid of said 
Principal, then this obligation 
to be void, otherwise it shall be 
and remain in full force and 
effect. 

"This obligation shall not be 
affected by the fact that the 
City of Chicago has heretofore 
taken lor may hereafter take ad- 
ditional bond or security to 
protect itself on account of the 
same matters and things cov- 
ered by thisi bond. 

■'By;;;::;:;;;;;:;::;;:: 

Attest : 

(Seal) 

(Seal) 

(Seal) 

(Seal) 

(Seal) 

(Seal) 



APFmAVIT OF CORPORATE 
SURETY. 

State of Illinois,] 

J-ss. 
County of Cook.J 

I, being 

first duly sworn, depose and 

say that I am tlhe 

oif the , 

a corporation, one of th;© sure- 
ties on the within bond, and 
that it is worth the sum Of 

Dollars 

over and above all debts and 
liabilities by it owing or in- 
curred, or for which its prop- 
erty is liable or encumbered at 
this date, and over and above 
all exemptions by law of its 
property from execution. 

The foregoing affidavit and 
representations contained there- 
in is executed for the purpose 
of inducing the City of Chicago 
to accept the within bond. 

Subscribed and sworn to be- 



fore me this 

day of 

A. D. 19 

Notary Public, 



"personal affidavit. 
State op Illinois,! 



County of Cook.J 



l^ss. 



One of the- iSiureties on the 
within bond, being first duly 
sworn, deposes and says that 
he is a resddent of the State 
of Illinois, and is worth the 

sum of 

Dollars, over and above all 
debts and liabilities by him 
owing or incurred, or for 
whioh his property is liable or 
encumbered at this date, and 
over and above all exemptions 
by law of his property from 
execution. 

The foregoing affidavit and 
representations contained there- 
in is executed for the purpose 
of inducing the City of Chicago 
to accept the within bond. 

Subscribed and sworn to be- 
fore me this 

day of 

A. D. 19 

Notary Public. 

No bond shall be accepted by the 
Comptroller nor approved by the 
City Council unlesis it shall come 
within one of the four following 
classifications and none other: 

First. The joint indemnifying 
bond of the depositary with one 
or more individualsi as surety 
thereon without the deposit of 
collateral security. 

Second, The joint indemnify- 
ing bond of the depositary and 
the personal surety of one or 



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more persons. Such surety to 
deposit as collateral security 
therefor outstanding unmatured 
bonds consisting of Special As- 
isessment bonds issued by the 
City of Ohicago subsequent to the 
year 1913, or other bonds of any 
local taxing body or bodies within 
the boundaries of Cook County 
legally and duly issued by such 
taxing body authorized to issue 
bonds by virtue of their charters 
or under the acts of the legisla- 
ture, of equal face value of the 
amount which ishall be awarded 
such depositary. 

Third. The joint indemnifying 
bond properly signed and exe- 
cuted by such bank or depositary 
and one or more personal sure- 
ties who shall deposit as security 
such collateral hereinbefore men- 
tioned in an amount equal to the 
liability of the personal surety 
or sureties thereon, and also one 
or more of the surety companies 
enumerated in the United States 
certificate hereinafter described. 
In no event, however, shall the 
liability of the Principal for the 
total amount of said indemnify- 
ing bond be impaired, diminished 
or decreased herein. 

Fourth. The joint indemnify- 
ing bond of one or more of the 
surety companies incorporated 
or licensed to do business in the 
State of Illinois and enumerated 
in the current certificate of the 
United States' Treasury Depart- 
ment, published and revised from 
time to time under 'the heading 
of 'Section of Surety Bonds, 
Form: 356: Companies holding 
certificates of authority from the 
Secretary of the Treasury under 
the Acts of Congress of August 
13, 1894, and March 23, 1910, as 
acceptable sureties on federal 
bonds; limit for which they may 
be accepted on one bond; States 
in which they are incorporated 
or licensed to do business; and 
judicial districts in which they 
have appointed process agents. 



Also acceptable reinsuring eom- 
paniies under Department circu- 
lar of September 21, 1910. Re- 
vised to November 15, 1915.' 
Whenever securities are de- 
posited as collateral, such securities 
shall be delivered to the City 
Comptroller and after approval by 
him and the City Council shall be 
deposited with the City Treasurer 
for safe-keeping, who shall deliver 
to the Comptroller his proper re- 
ceipt therefor, in the words and 
figures as follows: 



'RECEIPT. 



No. 



City of Chicago, 

Office of City Treasurer. 

Chicago', , 19. . 

Received of 

City Comptroller, 



bonds deposited with the City 

Treasurer by said Comptroller, 

and to remain in the custody of 

this department, subject to the 

direction of said Comptroller and 

to be returned to him upon his 

written demand, in accordance 

with the laws and ordinances in 

such case made and provided.", 

and shall thereafter remain in the 

custody of the City Treasurer and 

there be kept by him under and 

subject to the direction of the City 

Comptroller. 

The interest coupons attached to . 
such collateral bonds so deposited , 
shall be delivered at their respeo- 
tive maturities to the legal and 
rightful owner of such bonds in 
the same manner as the said bonds 
shall be delivered as hereinafter 
set forth. 

In the event of a deposit by the 
surety or sureties of collateral 
bonds as hereinabove specified, all ^ 
of said bonds shall remain in the ^ 
custody of the City Treasurer in- [ 
tact for the full period covered by 
the indemnifying bond and shall 



I 



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2833 



not be withdrawn, or any part l 
thereof, at any time until the ex- | 
piration of the period of such in- 
demnifying bond. 

Upon the deposit of the said col- 
lateral bonds and after approval 
thereof by the Comptroller and the 
City Council, he shall deliver to the 
surety or sureties so delivering and 
depositing such bonds the follow- 
ing receipt therefor, and he shall 
return such bonds so deposited at 
the expiration of the term of the 
indemnifying bond, only upon the 
presentation, delivery and cancella- 
tion to him of the receipt issued by 
him and upon an identification of 
the holder and owner thereof to his 
satisfaction : 

"receipt. 

Number 

City op Chicago, 
Office op Comptroller. 

Chicago, 19. .. 

Received of ., , 

of , 

bonds, 

deposited by the said 

as collateral 

security on the indemnifying or 
surety bond heretofore filed by 

in the 

office of the City Comptroller of 
the City of Chicago as security 
for the faithful performance by 

the said 

of any and all of the conditions 
as set forth in said indemnifying 
or surety bond relating to the de- 
posit by the City of Chicago, and 

the receipt of, by , 

certain funds awarded to the said 

upon 

its bid By the City of Chicago. 

The collateral bonds herein re- 
ceipted for shall be and remain 
on deposit as security with the 
City Comptroller or City Treas- 
urer for the entire period of the 
indemnifying or surety bond, and 
said collateral bonds shall only be 
delivered to the owners thereof 
upon the presentation and the 



cancellation of this receipt, to- 
gether with a siatisfactory iden- 
tification by the person or per- 
sons presenting the same that 
they are legally and rightfully 
entitled to the return of said 
bonds. The return of said bonds 
covered by this receipt shall be 
governed by a strict performance 
of all of the conditions of the in- 
demnifying bond. 

Please do not lose, destroy or 
misplace this receipt, as none of 
the collateral bonds referred to 
herein will be returned without 
its production and cancellation. 

This receipt is noit to be ne- 
gotiated. 



City Comptroller, 



By. 



Deputy Comptroller." 
In the event of any one or more 
of the collateral bonds so deposited 
maturing before the expiration of 
the indemnifying bond, the surety 
or sureties may withdraw such 
bond or bonds only upon depositing 
with the Comptroller bond or 
bonds of any local taxing bodies in 
an amount equal in face value to 
the bond or bonds maturing and 
withdrawn. Said substitute bond 
or bonds to be approved by the 
Compitroller and City Council. 

It shall be the duty of the City 
Treasurer to deliver such bonds so 
deposited and in his custody under 
this ordinance upon the written de- 
mand of the Comptroller and upon 
delivery to him oif a duly executed 
receipt therefor by the Comptroller. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from 
and after its passage. 



"EXHIBIT A" 

Office of 

The Comptroller 

Of the City of Chicago. 

proposal for payment of interest 

ON CITY deposits. 



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January 10, 1916. 



To Eon. Eugene R. Pike, City Comp- 
troller: 

The undersdgned berewith sub- 
mits a bid, in response to a request 
for bids on City deposits, wbich wais 
advertised by the City Comptroller 
in substantially the following form : 

"To the Officers and Directors of all 
National and State Banks: 

"Public notice is hereby given 
that bids for interest on City de- 
posiitst for the fiscal year of 1916 
will be received by the City Comp- 
troller from all regularly estab- 
lished National and State Bankis in 
the City of Chicago desiring to bid 
on same. 

"The General Assembly of the 
State of Illinois, at its isession in 
1905, amended 'An Act to provide 
for the incorporation of cities and 
villages,' approved April 10, 1872, 
by adding thereto an article known 
as Article XII,' which said amend- 
ment was approved May 18, 1905, 
and submitted for* adoption to the 
electors of the City of Chicago at a 
general election held in the City of 
Chicago on the 7th day of Novem- 
ber, 1905, at which isaid election a 
majority of the votes cast were for 
the adoption of said amiendment. 

"Section 5 of Part Two of said 
Article XII provides that the Comp- 
troller of the City of Chicago shall, 
at least once in each year and noit 
later than the first day of December 
of each year, advertise for bids 
from all regularly established Na- 
tional and State banks doing busi- 
ness in the City of Chicago for in- 
terest upon the money of the city 
to be deposited in such banks; and 
that isuch bids shall be reported to 
the City Council, for its informa- 
tion and consideration, not later 
than the 15th day of December of 
each year, to the end that an award 
or awards may be made upon such 
bids by the City Council prior to 
the end of each fiscal year. 

"The City Council of the City of 
Chicago, by ordinance passed No- 



vember 9, 1914, defined a regularly 
established national or state bank 
as one which has been doing busi- 
ness in the City of Chicago and has 
furnish ed at least one sworn state- 
ment of resources and liabilities to 
the State Auditor or to the Comp- 
troller of the Currency prior to the 
date upon which such bids are to 
be submitted. It was also, by the 
same ordinance, made the duty of 
the Comptroller to obtain with each 
bid the last official statement of re- 
sources and liabilities of each bank 
bidding for deposits as reported to 
the State Auditor of Public Ac- 
counts or to the Comptroller of the 
Currency, as the case may be, and 
to ask for special bids for interest 
upon such money of the city as 
sball be deposited and permitted to 
remain without diminution for 
periods of at least thirty, sixty or 
ninety days. 

"The officers and directors of all 
National and State Banks, regularly 
established, within the meaning of 
that term as defined by said ordi- 
nance, will therefore take notice 
that each and every such regularly 
established National and State 
Bank doing business within the 
limits of the City of Chicago, may 
submit to the undersigned Comp- 
troller of the City of Chicago, 
sealed bids not later than 11 o'clock 

A. M., on the day of 

December, 19 , stating the 

amount of interest which it will 
pay upon the average daily bal- 
ances of the money of the City of 
Chicago that may be deposited with 
it during the fiscal year 19. . ., such 
interest to be computed at the end 
of each and every calendar month, 
and such interest so earned to be 
turned over to the City Treasurer 
of the City of Chicago at the end of 
each and every calendar month, 
and also stating the amount of in- 
terest which it will pay upon such 
money of the city as shall be de- 
posited with it and permitted to 
remain without diminution for 
periods of at least thirty, sixty or 



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ninety days, subject to withdrawal, 
however, at any time without no- 
tice, and the interest to be com- 
puted at the end of each month and 
to be turned over in like manner as 
interest on such average daily bal- 
I ances. All bids must be accom- 
P panied by a copy of the last lofflcial 
statement of the resources and lia- 
bilities of the bank so bidding as 
reported to the State Auditor of 
Public Accounts or to the Comp- 
troller of the Currency, as the case 
may be. The awards on said bids 
will be made to the highest and 
best responsible bidder, but the 
City Council of the City of Chicago 
reserves the right to reject any and 
all bids and to designate as many 
depositaries as it deems necessary 
for the protection of the City's in- 
terests. The City Council also re- 
serves the right to determine 
whether such bid shall be in force 
for the full fiscal year or any part 
or portion of such fiscal year. The 
average monthly balance to be kept 
in any bank will not exceed an 
amount equal to one-half of the 
capital stock, surplus and un- 
divided profits of such bank and 
the award to be made to any one 
bank or depositary shall not ex- 
ceed $2,000,000 of City money on 
deposit at any one time, excepting 
during the month when any given 
bank may be the active bank, when 
this amount may be increased if 
occasion demands. 

"No bid will be considered of any 
financial institution other than ,ai 
regularly organized State or Na- 
tional Bank, as defined by said or- 
dinance, and no moneys will be de- 
posited with any bank, nor will any 
award that may be effective, until 
such depositary shall have de- 
livered to the City Comptroller a 
bond running to the City of Chi^ 
cago in an amount equal to the 
amount which such bank or de- 
positary shall be designated as be- 
ing entitled to receive upon its bid 
and with such sureties or collateral 
as the City Council shall approve, 



conditioned in like manner as other 
official bonds given by public offi- 
cials charged with the custody of 
money." 



Chicago, III., , 19. . 

The undersigned will, in accord- 
ance with the above terms and con- 
ditions, pay interest at the rate of 

per cent, per annum, 

on average daily balances of the 
money of the City of Chicago on 
deposit with it during the year 
19..., or such part or portion of 
such year as the City Council shall 
determine not exceeding the sum 

of $ : , and 

on such money of the city as shall 
be deposited with it and permitted 
to remain without diminution for a 
period o>f a least thirty days the 
undersigned will pay interest at 

the rate of per cent. 

per annum, on such as will be so 
permitted to remain for a period 
of at least sixty days at the rate of 

per cent, per annum, 

and on such as will be permitted to 
remain for a period of at least 

ninety days at the rate of 

per cent, per annum. 

By 

Aid. Richert presented an ordi- 
nance repealing Section 27 of The 
Chicago Code of 1911, in reference 
to bonds' required from City deposi- 
taries. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cuilerton, 



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Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 62. 
Nays — None. 

The fodlowing is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 27 of 
The Chicago Code of 1911 be and 
the same is hereby repealed. 

Aid. Richert presented an ordi- 
nance authorizing the City Comp- 
troller and City Clerk, upon the ap- 
proval of new bonds from certain 
City depositaries, to cancel and re- 
turn bonds heretofore submitted. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
neys as follows: ^ 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke— 62. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Whereas, It has been found ad- 
visable to secure new bonds from 



the various banking institutions 
named as depositaries for the funds 
of the city under an ordinance 
passed on December 30, 1915, and 
appearing on pages 2770-2772, in- 
clusive, of the Journal of the Pro- 
ceedings of the City Council of that 
date; and. 

Whereas, The bonds of such de- 
positaries submitted prior to the 
passage of said ordinance have 
been approved by the City Council 
but will be replaced by new bonds 
which conform more nearly to the 
provisions of the ordinance above 
referred to and the conditions 
created thereby; therefore, 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Comp- 
troller upon the receipt of new 
bonds from the city depositaries 
named in the ordinance of the City 
Council passed on December 30, 
1915, and appearing on pages 2770- 
2772, inclusive, of the Journal of 
the Proceedings of the City Council 
of that date, or such of them as will 
submit new bonds, shall submit 
same for approval to the City 
Council, and upon such approval by 
the City Council, the bond of each 
and every one of said depositaries 
so submitting a new bond whose 
bond was approved by an ordinance 
passed on December 30, 1915, and 
appearing on pages 2772-2774, in- 
clusive, of the Journal of the Pro- 
ceedings of the City Council of that 
date, shall be cancelled and re- 
turned, and the City Clerk and City 
Comptroller are hereby authorized 
and directed to return" such can- 
celled bonds to the depositaries re- 
spectively presenting same. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage and approval. 

Aid. Richert presented the fol- 
lowing resolution, which was, on 
motion, duly adopted : 

Resolved, That the City Council 
do and hereby does urge the pas- 



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sage by the General Assembly of a 
bill providing for the elimination 
of the registration period of March 
21st, thereby effecting a saving of 
$200,000.00; and be it further 

Resolved, That the City Council 
do and hereby does urge the pas- 
sage by the General Assembly of a 
bill providing for the elimination 
of the Judicial election of June 5th 
and the holding of the same on 
April 4th, thereby effecting a sav- 
ing of $160,000.00; and be it fur- 
ther 

Resolved, That the City Council do 
and hereby does protest against any 
legislation providing for the con- 
solidation of the Presidential prim- 
aries with the Aldermanic prim- 
ary or election and that the City 
Clerk be and he is hereby in- 
structed to forward a copy of this 
resolution to the Governor, the 
Speaker of the House of Represen- 
tatives and the Lieutenant Gover- 
nor. 

Aid. Richert presented a claim of 
An'tonio Ferace for a refutnd of 
license fee, a claim of Dr. Anna M. 
Haeusler for la rebate of water 
rates, a claim of J. T. Saracino for a 
refund of license fee, and claims of 
Jos. Fetscher, Mrs. J\l. E. Kline, F. 
A. Ohlemeyer and F. W. Wiessieman 
for refunds of 90% of special as- 
isessments for water supply pipes, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Hickey presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Morris Rubinson to string, 
and maintain for thirty days, a 
muslin sign across the sidewalk 
in front of premises known as 
2862 Arcber avenue. Said sign 
shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 



Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. Hickey presented an order 
directing removal of water meter 
from premises known as 3355 South 
Halsted street. 

Unanimous consent was given 
for consideration of said order. 

Aid. Hickey moved 'to pass said 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 

Subsequently Aid. Merriam 
moved to reconsider the vote by 
which said order was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Merriam moved to refer said 
order to 'the Committee on Finance. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Hickey presented a claim of 
H. Brillman for salary, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Doyle presented an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to permit J. 
McDonnell to erect a temporary 
framie shelter shed on premises 
known as 2013 West 35th street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Doyle presented a claim of 
W. L. Wieting for compensation 
for personal injuries and for dam- 
age to property, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Martin and Doyle presented 
an order for paving with asphalt a 
system of streets as follows: West 
36th street, from South Morgan 
street to Normal avenue, West 35th 
place, from' South Morgan street to 



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South Halsted street, and Gage 
street, from West 36th street to 
Weist 38th istree/t, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
m'ente submitted a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt 
West 38th place from South Ash- 
land avenue to South Paulina 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Ald^ Doyle, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and inayis as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Gross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 62. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recomemndation, esitimate and 
ordinance for a tile pipe sewer in 
West 39th street from a point 600 
feet west of the west line of South 
Robey street to the east line of 
South Western avenue boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Martin, said estimate 
was approved and isaid ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Oormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vnndorbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klans, Pettkosko, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 



Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke^ — 62. 
Nays — None. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Nance presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioiner of Public Works be, and 
he hereby is, directed to open at 
once and maintain the public 
comfort stations attached to the 
Public Library, appropriation for 
which has been included in the 
budget for the year 1916. 

Aid. Nance presented a claim of 
S. J. Orr for a rebate of water 
rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. McCormick presented a reso- 
lution directing that certain moneys 
($685,452.04) paid to the City in 
connection with the vacation of 
certain streets under the terms of 
The Union Station Company ordi- 
nance of March 23, 1914, be used 
only for permanent improvements, 
and directing the City Comptroller 
to hold said monieys in escrow until 
the further order of the Council, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kimball presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 



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permit to Joseph Landsman to 
erect, "and maintain for thirty 
days from December 28, 1915, a 
canvas sign over sidewalk in 
front of premises known as 750 
East 63rd street. Said sign shall 
he erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
■shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. Kimball preisented a claim of 
Durward G. Rorke ifor a refund of 
duplicate payment of license fee, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee 'on 
Finance. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for a tile 
pipe sewer in the south side of 
East 751th street from Indiana 
avenue to a point 50 feet east of 
South Michigan avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Kimball, said 'estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was paisised, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Yanderbilt, ■ Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 62. 

Nays — None. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Cross presented an order for 
extending ifche fire limits to include 



the 'district bounded by a line 125 
feet south of East 83rd street, a 
line 125 feet south 0)f East 79th 
street. Stony Island avenue and . 
Yates avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Crosts presented an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to permit 
Joseph Sorak to oonstruict a frame 
addition to building at 8910 The 
Strand, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Cross presented an order for 
the reappropriation of the unex- 
pended balance of bathing beach 
bonds for the year 1915, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Cross presented orders for 
water supply pipes in Bennett ave- 
nue and Constance avenue from 
East 85th street to East 87th street, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvement's. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommenda- 
tion, estimate and ordinance for 
curbing, grading and paving with 
granite or trap rock asphaltic 
macadam Saginaw avenue from 
East 82nd street to East 83rd street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Cross, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
f)assed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows! : ' ' 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 



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January 10, 1916. 



mott, Hrubec, .O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Miohaelson, 
Buck, TomaUi Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 62. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with granite or trap rock 
asphaltic macadam Saginaw avenue 
from East 79th street to East 81st 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Tyden, said eistimate was 
approved and said ordinance /was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
De Priest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Me- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 62. 

Nays — None. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Block and Vanderbilt pre- 
sented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Whereas, The Illinois Central 
Railroad is one of the principal 
urban and suburban carriers of 
passenger itransportation in the 
South and Southeast portion of 
the city; and 

Whereas, No addition to itie 
terminal facilities of this service 
has been added for many years, 
restricting thereby the capacity 
of this much-needed service; 
now, therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the Committee 



on Railway Terminals be and the 
same is hereby directed to take 
up with tho Illinois Central Rail- 
road Company the development 
of additional terminal facilities, 
to the end that adequate terminal 
facilities shall be provided, and a 
rate of fare established not to ex- 
ceed ten (10) cents within the 
city limits. 

Aid. Block and Vanderbilt pre- 
sented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Banoff Brothers to erect 
and maintain a board sign, 4 feet 
by 2% feet, over the sidewalk in 
front of premises known as 
11357 South Michigan avenue. 
Said sign shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with 
all rules and regulations of the 
Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to in- 
stall a fire alarm box and police 
patrol box at the intersection of 
East 120th street and Calumet 
avenue. 

Aid. Block and Vanderbilt pre- 
sented an ordinance granting per- 
mission and authority to the Grand 
Crossing Tack Company to install 
and maintain an 8-inch water 
supply pipe in South Chicago ave- 
nue. East 79th street and Stony 
Island avenue, for Are protection 
purposes, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Block and Vanderbilt pre- 
sented an order directing con- 
sideration of the question of con- 
structing an extension of the street 
railway in West 115th street from 
South Halsted street to Vincennes 
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2841 



Referred tio the Committee on 
Local Transportation. 

Aid. Block presented an ordi- 
nance directing the Corporation 
Counsel to commence condemnation 
proceedings for the acquiirement of 
Lots 80 to 88, inclusive, in Block 
10, in Sampson & Greene's Addition 
to Chicago, for playground pur- 
poses. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideraticn of said ordinance. 

Aid. Block moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Yanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson^ 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke— 62. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Corporation 
Counsel of the City of Chicago is 
hereby directed to commence at 
once and prosecute condemnation 
proceedings for the acquirement 
by the City of Chicago of the fol- 
lowing desicribed property, to wit: 

Lots eighty (80), eighty-one 
(81), eighty-two (82), eighty- 
three (83), eighty-four (84), 
eighty-five (85), eighty-six (86), 
eighty-seven (87) and eighty- 
eight (88) in Block ten (10) in 



Sampson ajnd Greene's Addition 
to Chicago, in the northwest 
quarter (N. W. %) of Section 
twenty (20), Township thirty- 
nine (39) North, Range fourteen 
(14), East of the Third (3rd) 
Principal Meridian, 

all of the aforesaid property being 
situated in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illi- 
nois; for the purpoise of a muni- 
cipal playground for the City of 
Chicago; and that said Corporation 
Counsel be and hie is hereby di- 
rected to file a petition in the 
County Court of Cook County in the 
name of the City of Chicago, pray- 
ing that steps may be taken to as- 
certain the just compensation to be 
made for. the aforesaid property to 
be taken or damaged for the pur- 
pose of said municipal playground; 
which aforesaid property is hereby 
declared to be useful, advantageous 
and desirable to the City of Chicago 
for the said purpose of a municipal 
playground. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage and approval. 

Aid. Block presented an order 

I directing issuance of a permit to 

Leopold Karowski to install a water- 

service pipe to supply premises 

known as 835 West 123rd street. 

Unanimous! consient was given 
for consideration of said order. 

Aid. Block moved to pass said 
lorder. 

The motion prevailed. 

Subsequently Aid. Merriam moved 
to reconsider the vote by which said 
order was passed. 
' The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Merriam moved to refer said 
order to tbe Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for six-mch 



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drains in East and West 123rd 
street between South LaSalle street 
and South Michigan avenue. 

By unanim'ous consent, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Block, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeais and nays as 
■ follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, -Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Yanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Elliison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
' Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
, Kenmedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 62. 
Nays — None. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. Klaus presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were^ on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Bohemian Butchers' Club 
to string, and maintain for 
thirty day si, a muslin sign across 
the sidewalk in front of prem- 
ises known as the northwest cor- 
ner of Blue Island avenue and 
West 19th street. Said sign shall 
be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject .to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his diiS'- 
cretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
'Sionor of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to the 10th Ward Demo- 
cratic League to string, and 
maintain for thirty days, a mus- 



lin sign across the sidewalk in 
front of premises known as 1431 
West 18th street. Said sign shall 
be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination 
by the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 

Aid. Klaus presented a claim of 
Pieter Ter Maat for la refund of 
water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee' on 
Finance. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Pettkoske presented a claim 
of J. Grandt for a refund of license 
fee, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to the Monarch Brewing 
Company to maintain a driveway 
at 2418-22 West 21st place; said 
permit to be issued and work to 
be done according to the pro- 
visions of the ordinance of July 
28, 1913, governing the construc- 
tion and maintenance of drive- 
ways. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an or- 
dinance granting permission and 
authority to the United Breweries 
Company io construct, maintain 
and use a bridge or covered pas- 
sageway over and across the east- 
and-west alley in the block bounded 
by West 21st place, West 21st 
street, South Western avenue and 
the C, B. & Q. R. R., which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets- and Alleys. 



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2843 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Mulac presented an order di- 
recting the Commissioners of Build- 
ings and Health to permit Frank 
Visek to make alterations in build- 
ing at 2428 South Albany avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Kerner presented the follow- 
ing resolution, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly adopted: 

Whereas, On the 23rd day of 
June, 1913, an ordinance was passed 
by. the City Council making it un- 
lawful to use within the City limits 
any auto truck without a fender, 
which ordinance was on the 19th 
day of October, 1914, amended to 
obviate certain objections that were 
made to it, and 

Whereas, Said ordinance as so 
amended reposed in the General 
Superintendent of Police full power 
to pass upon the efTiciency of de- 
signs submitted to him, thus de- 
volving upon the General Superin- 
tendent of Police the grave respon- 
sibility for all accidents arising 
from the absence of such fenders, 
and 

Whereas, The General Superin- 
tendent of Police has persistently 
neglected and refused to give effect 
to said ordinance, the immediate ef- 
fect of which neglect is and has 
been that an appalling toll of deaths 
and injuries has been exacted from 
the people of Chicago, Whom said 
ordinance was designed to protect, 
and 

Whereas, On November 1, 1915, 
this Council passed an order direct- 
ing the General Superintendent of 
Police on or before December 1, 
1915, to deliver to each and every 
fender company that has completed 
the tests, a final report as to 
whether or not they have passed the 
amended specifications of the Com- 
mittee on Fenders, but the General 
Superintendent of Police has even 



at this date failed to comply with 
said order; 

Resolved, That this Council re- 
quest an immediate report from the 
General Superintendent of Police as 
to why he has failed to comply with 
the order of the City Council 
adopted on November 1, 1915. 

Aid. Kerner presented an order 
directing removal of water meter 
from premises of Frank Kostka 
known as 2213-15 South St. Louis 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Ray presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to J. W. Wright to con- 
struct and maintain a driveway 
on South Francisco avenue side 
of premises known as 2900 Taylor 
street; said permit to be issued 
and the work therein authorized 
to be done in accordance with the 
terms of an ordinance passed July 
28, 1913, governing the construc- 
tion and maintenance of drive- 
ways. 

Aid. Anderson presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to J. Roberts to string, and 
maintain for thirty days, a mus- 
lin sign across the sidewalk in 
front of the premises known as 
3801 West Madison street. Said 
sign shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 



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January 10, 1916. 



Aid. Anderson presented a claim 
of Mrs. James E. Welsh for a re- 
fund of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Utpatel presented an order 
directing that water furnished 
premises known as 2011 West Di- 
vision street be assessed on a fron- 
tage basis instead of by meter. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said order. 

Aid. Utpatel moved to pass said 
order. 

The motion prevailed. 

Subsequently Aid. Merriam moved 
to reconsider the vote by which 
said order was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Merriam moved to refer said 
order to the Committee on Finance. 
The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for grading and 
paving with Portland cement con- 
crete the alleys between West North 
avenue, Le Moyne street. North 
Artesian- avenue and r^orth Camp- 
bell avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
oif Aid. Rodriguez, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Korner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy. Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Goiger, 
Banler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toolc. Bergen, 



Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman; Blaha, Tbos. J. Lynch, 
Janke— 62. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance f-or grading and paving 
with Portland cement concrete the 
alleys between West North avenue, 
Le Moyne street, North Campbell 
avenue and North Maplewood ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Rodriguez, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 62. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommenation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving 
with Portland cement concrete the 
alleys between Potomac avenue. 
West Division street. North Oakley 
bo'ulevard and North Claremont 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Rodriguez, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 



January 10, 1916. 



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2845 



ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein. Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Miohaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke— 62. 
Nays — None. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Szymkowski presented the 
following order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Josephine Dyhier to 
construct and maintain a drive- 
' day across the sidewalk in front 
of premises known as 1457 
Blackhawk street; said permit to 
be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accord- 
ance with the terms of an ordi- 
nance passed July 28, 1913, gov- 
erning the construction and 
maintenance of driveways. 

Aid. Szymkowski presented an or- 
der directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to issue a per- 
mit to Joseph N. Eisendrath Com- 
pany to construct an addition to 
building at the northeast corner of 
Elston and Armitage avenues, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Zwiefka presented the fol- 
lowing orders, which were, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Lewis Kaplan to erect 
and maintain a V-shaped wooden 
sign, 2 feet by 6 feet, in front of 
premises known as 1423 North 
Ashland avenue. Said sign shall 
be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of 



Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis-' 
cretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to B. Lipman to maintain 
a tin sign, 2 feet by 3 feet, in 
front of 1343 North Lincoln 
street. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to.^ Charles Zielinski to 
construct and maintain a drive- 
way across the sidewalk m front 
of premises known asi 1447 
Blackhawk street; said permit to 
be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accord- 
ance with the terms of an ordi- 
nance passed July 28, 1913, gov- 
erning the construction and 
maintenance of driveways. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation and 
ordinance for widening an alley be- 
tween Bradley street, Sloan street. 
Noble street and the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railroad. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Szymkowski, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, bmitn, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy Murray Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison. Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 



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January 10, 1916. 



mott, Hrubec, O'TooIe, Bergen 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Miohaelson 

fa^nke— 62^^^'' ' ^^'^^' '^' ^^^^^' 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordmance for curbing, grading and 
pavmg with brick the alley first 
northeasterly of Milwaukee avenue 
from Elk street to 8 feet northwest- 
erly of lot 4, in Block 3, Bauwan 
and Hoffman's Subdivision, Section 
6-39-14. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Zwiefka, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yea5— Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richer! 
Hickey Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, BJock, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlem Gnadt, Link, Pretzel 
Kennedy Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch 
Janke — 62. 
Nays — None. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Healy presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to A. B. Baker to maintain 
a driveway at 23 and 25 South 
Green street; said permit to be 
issued and work to be done ac- 
cord mg to the provisions of the 
ordinance of July 28, 1913, gov- 
erning the construction' and 
maintenance of driveways. 

Aid. Healy presented an ordinance 
providmg for the dedication of cer- 



tain land as part of North. Avers 
avenue between Wilson and Sunny- 
side avenues, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Murray presented an ordi- 
nance amending The Chicago Code 

?Li^/^'x^^ ^^^^^^ thereto Section 
11 97 A, to require the owner or 
agent of any premises to report re- 
moyalisi of cases of tuberculosis, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Health. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Bowler presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Henry Schomer Company 
to maintain as now erected, the 
'sdgn lOver the sidewalk in front of 
the premises known as 509-11- 
13-15 Mather street. Said sign 
shall be erected .and maintained 
m accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Fick and Miller presented an 
ordinance granting permission and 
authority to the Chicago Cold Stor- 
age Warehouse Company to install, 
maintain and use a steel conduit 
over and across West 14th place, 
in subway east of South Clinton 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Fick and Miller presented a 
claim of Bornhard Aumnnn for a re- 
bate of water rates, which was 



January 10, 1916. 



NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS. 



2847 



Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Krause presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to I. Rabens to erect, and 
maintain from October 1, 1915, to 
April 1, 1916, a storm entrance 
not more than three feet in width 
in front of the entrance on 
West Austin avenue side of 
premises at the southwest cor- 
ner of North Clark street and 
West Austin avenue. Said storm 
entrance shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
the rules and regulations of the 
Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Geiger presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to F. C. Higgins to erect and 
maintain a sheet iron box sign on 
wooden frame and supports, said 
sign to inclose the tree in park- 
way in front of 839 Rush street,^ 
and to be 12 feet high with two 
of its sides 31^2 feet long and the 
other 211/2 inches long. Said sign 
shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at 'any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Wells the Tailor to erect, 
and maintain for thirty days, a 



muslin sign over the sidewalk in 
front of premises known as 1655 
Wells street. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. This privilege shall 
be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discTe- 
tion. 

Aid. Geiger (presented the follow- 
ing resolution, which w.as ordered 
publisihed and referred to the Com- 
mittee on Railway Terminals: 

Whereas, There is a constantly 
increasing congestion of traffic in 
the district bounded by Lake Michi- 
gan, the Chicago River, the South 
Branch thereof and Twenty-second 
street which interrupts and delays 
surface street car transportation; 
prevents a rapid and economical de- 
livery of freight from railroad to 
commercial stores and warehou&es 
and vice versa; interferes with 
pedestrian travel along the streets 
of the district and prevents the ade- 
quate and logical improvement and 
development of real estate therem 
and causes the loss of immense m- 
come and revenue to the property- 
owners, commercial interests, rail- 
roads and the City of Chicago, and 
Whereas, This congestion in this 
district is principally due to the 
g>.resent location of the railroad 
' freight and passenger terminals and 
the physical contraction and 
strangulation of the district by rea- 
son of the ill considered, impracti- 
cal, unscientific treatment of the 
passenger and freight termmal 
situation by ithe railroad interests 
themselves, and 

Whereas, No relief from a 
crowded, overgrown and choked 
physical condition of the district 
can be obtained nor expected until 
one or more of the great railroad 
systems proceed to relocate ter- 
minals in consonance with modern 
advanced terminal methods and 
scientific and logically considered 
plans having reference to the City's 



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January 10, 1916, 



needs asi well as the Railroad's and 
to the obvious necessity and desir- 
ability of consolidating South Side 
terminals land removing as many ob- 
stacles as practicable from the en- 
trance or throat of the City's down- 
town district; and 

Whereas, The agreement be- 
tween the Illinois Central Railroad 
Company and the South Park Com- 
missioners provides for the re-loca- 
tion, rebuilding and complete re- 
habilitation of the Chicago passen- 
ger terminals of that company; and 

Whereas, The question of elec- 
trification and other terminal de- 
velopment incident thereto is in^ 
volved; and 

Whereas, This Council has here- 
tofore created the Railway Terminal 
Commission to solve terminal prob- 
lems from a practical and scientific 
viewpoint and assist the Railroad 
Terminal Committee of this Coun- 
cil by its researches, plans and ad- 
vice with the ultimate object of 
treating the whole railroad terminal 
situation in Chicago as a concrete 
whole and the work of said Com- 
mission has been of distinct value 
to this Council and its Committees 
and said Commission has given 
elaborate and comprehensive study 
to the subject of the Railroad ter- 
minals here and in other cities of 
the country and abroad; now, 

Therefore, Be it resolved that the 
Railway Terminal Committee of the 
Council proceed to take up directly 
and through the Railroad Terminal 
Commission the entire question of 
the relocation of the terminal of the 
Illinois Central Railroad Company 
with the ofiicials of that company 
together with all questions and mat- 
ters pertinent, relative and germane 
to the subject of such relocation 
with a view to draughting an ordi- 
nance or ordinances for submission 
to the Council, the object and pur- 
pose of said ordinances being to 
remedy the evils enumerated in the 
preamble hereof and obtain for the 
City a comprehensive plan tending 



to give it the largest measure of 
benefit. 

Aid. Geiger .presented claims of 
the Monarch Theatre Company and 
Wm. Muehlenfeld for rebates of 
water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a reoommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for grading and 
paving with Portland cement con- 
crete the alleys between Lincoln 
avenue, Wisconsin street, Lonergan 
street and Sedgwick street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Geiger, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Gross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 62. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Wallace presented a claim of 
Mrs. E. Mendelsohn for a refund of 
90% of special assessment for water 
supply pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Haderlein presented the fol- 
lowing orders, which were, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 



January 10, 1916. 



NEW BUSINESS — ^BY WARDS. 



2849 






,and he is hereby directed to re- 
move wooden poles used by the 
City lof Chiicago on Barry avenue 
from Lincoln avenue to North 
Paulina street, and to place the 
wires thereon under ground. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to J. Soil to string, and main- 
tain for thirty days, a muslin sign 
across the sidewalk in front of 
the premises known as 3040 Lin- 
coln avenue. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in accord- 
ance with lall rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of Public 
Works:. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

Aid. Onadt presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Gross Park M. E, Church 
to maintain bulletin sign in front 
of premises known as 1657 School 
street. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance 
with all rulesi and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discTetion. 

Aid. Gnadt presented a claim of 
Rose Posselt Baumstark, Albert 
Posselt, Ferdinand Posselt and John 
G. Possielt for compensation for 
damage to property, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Link presented an order di- 
recting the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to issue a 
permit to Walter G. Moorhead for 
the construction of a garage at rear 



of premises known as 1133 Foster 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Link presented a petition 
containing frontage consents of 
property-owners to the construction 
of a street railway system in Kenil- 
worth avenue and Rogers avenue 
from North Western avenue to 
North Clark street, which was 

Referred to the Commissioner of 
Public Works for verification. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with asphaltic 
concrete the alley between Gait 
avenue, Montrose avenue, Claren- 
don avenue and Hazel street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Link, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mo- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Yanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderl-ein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Mic^haelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 62. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with asphaltic concrete the 
alley between Hollywood avenue, 
Bryn Mawr avenue, Sheridan road 
and Kenmore avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Link, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 



2850 



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January 10, 1916. 



Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DoPriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein. Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke— 62. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving 
with Portland cement concrete the 
alley between Lawrence avenue, 
Leland avenue, Broadway, North 
Racine avenue and Magnolia ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Link, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as ft)llows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Gross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray^ Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Elliison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 62. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with asphaltic concrete the' 
alley between Rosemont avenue, 
Granville avenue, Kcnmorc ave- 
nue and Winthrop avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Link, said estimate was 



approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Merriam, Gross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha. Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 62. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with asphaltic concrete the 
alley between Sheridan road, Rose- 
mont avenue, Kenmore avenue and 
Winthrop avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on mo- f 
tion of Aid. Link, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Merriam, Gross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson^ 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke— 62. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kennedy (for Aid. Watson, 
absent) presented the following or- 
ders, which were, on motion, duly 
passed : 



January 10, 1916. 



NEW BUSINESS^BY WARDS. 



2851 



Ordered, That the Superintend- 
ent of the House of Correction be 
and hereby is authorized and di- 
rected to loan to the Independence 
Park District two hundred (200) 
feet of condemned 2 1/2 -inch fire 
hose, with couplings, for a period 
ending May 1, 1916. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue a permit to con- 
nect St. Paschal's church and 
ischool building located on the 
west side of North Maynard ave- 
nue between Berteau avenue and 
Belle Plaine avenue, to the main 
sewer in the center of North 
Maynard avenue. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and oTdinance for a tile pipe 
sewer in North Kedzie avenue from 
Bryn Mawr avenue to Balmoral 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Kennedy, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Riehert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 62. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cinder sidewalk on 
the northeasterly side of Milwaukee 
avenue from Nagle avenue to the 
city limits. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Kennedy,- said estimate was 



approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Riehert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
TVden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Keams, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 62. 

A^ay5— None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast-iron water 
supply pipe in North Central ave- 
nue from Slocum street to Montrose 
avenue, excepting, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Kennedy, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Riehert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nicbols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, K,jellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke— 62. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast-iron water 
supply pipe in Oak Park avenue 
from a point 245 feet south of 
Byron street, produced from the 
west, to Belmont avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 



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■of Aid. Kennedy, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Gross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gullerton, 
\ Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 62. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cast-iron water 
supply pipe in North Parkside ave- 
nue from Norwood Park avenue to 
the alley first westerly of Milwau- 
kee avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Kennedy, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Merriam, Gross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein. Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 62. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Dempsey presented the fol- 
lowing orders, which were, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 



Ordered, That the Gommis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to N. Bedessen to string, 
and maintain for thirty days, a 
muslin sign across the sidewalk 
in front of premises known as 
2351 Milwaukee avenue. Said 
sign shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Gommis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Gollins & Gompany to 
erect and maintain a vertical iron 
boiler (plumber's sign) at the 
edge of the sidewalk in front of 
premises known as 2947 Armitage 
avenue. Said boiler shall be 
erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Hrubec presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Gommis- 
siioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to August Fasking to 
string, and maintain for thirty 
days, a muslin sign across the 
sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 4819 South Ashland 
avenue. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rulosi and 
regulations of the Department 
of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination 
by the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 



.lanuary 10, 1916. 



NEW BUSINESS ^BY \VARDS. 



2853 



Tlie Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommenda- 
tion, estimate and ordinance for 
six-inch drains in South Rockwell 
street between Wieist 5isit street and 
West 59th street. 
I By unanimous! consent, on mo- 

tion of Aid. McDermott, said esti- 
mate was approved and said ordi- 
nance was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePri^est, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mo- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block. Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, CuUerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke— 62. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for six- inch drains^ in 
South Western avenue between 
West 63rd street and West 71'st 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Hrubec, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
io ws^ : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePrlest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kin:^ball, Merriam, Gross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke— 62. 
Nays — None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a casit-iron water 
supply pipe in a system of streets 
as follows: Each of the streets to 
wit: South Kilpatrick avenue and 
South Gicero avenue from West 
51st isltreet to West 55th street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on mo- 
tio,n of Aid. McDermott, siaid esti- 
mate wasi approved and said ordi- 
nance was passed, by yieas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Merriam, Gross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke— 62. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Rea presented an order di- 
recting consideration of the matter 
of requiring the "Ghicago Surface 
Lines" to operate an additional car 
on the South Ashland avenue line 
from West 74th street to West 87th 
street, which was 

Referred to the Gommittee on 
Local Transpoirtation. 

Aid. Rea presented a claim of W. 
A. Bancroft & Gomipany for a rebate 
of water rates, and a claim of 
James Gerny for reimbuirsiemient of 
ooist of install ing drain, wbich were 

Referred to the Gommittee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Fisher presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed: 



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January 10, 1916. 



Ordered, That th,© Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to pro- 
vide more street lights on West 
74th street from South Halsted 
istreet to the Western Indiana 
Railroad right of way, there hav- 
ing been several hold-ups in that 
locality. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to in- 
stall an arc light at the northwest 
corner of West 78th street and 
South Morgan stredt for the 
benefit of the church at that 
corner. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to isisiue a 
permit to L. C. Smith to erect 
and maintain a temporary muslin 
sign across sidewalk in front of 
premises known as 6349 South 
Halsted sitreet, sign to be about 
3 feet by 15 feet. Said sign shall 
be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to Itermination 
by the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to S. E. Thomason to erect 
and maintain a temporary mus- 
lin sign, about 6 by 12 feelt, in 
front of premises known as 6835 
South Halsted street. Said sign 
shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to terminaition by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. Fisher presented orders for 
seweps' and water supply pipes in 
South Hermitage avenue. South 
Honore street, Soutli Marshfield 
avenue, South Paulina street nnd 
South Wood street from West 83rd 



street to West 87th street, which 
were 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements'. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for a cast- 
iron water supply pipe in a system 
of streets as follows: West 73rd 
street from South Rockwell street 
to South California avenue, ^tc. 

By unanimouis consient, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Rea, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Ooughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Merriam, Gross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler,' Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 62. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-TfflRD WARD. 

Aid. Michaelson presented an or- 
der for the construction by the Chi- 
cago Railways Company of an ex- 
tension of its street railway system 
in Fullerton avenue from North 
Cicero avenue to North Central 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Transportation. 

Aid. Buck presented a claim of 
Mts. W. W. Graves for a rebate of 
water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Tlio Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 



January 10, 1916. 



NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS. 



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mate and ordinance- for a tile pipe 
sewer in North Lockwood avenue 
from Fullerton avenue to Altgeld 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Michaelson, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as 
fioUows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Gross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Elliison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke— 62. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, . 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a tile pipe sewer in 
Narragansett avenue from Diversey 
avenue to West Grand avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Buck, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriiest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Gross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke— 62. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 



ordinance for a tile pipe sewer in 
North Parkside avenue and North 
Parkside avenue produced, from 
West North avenue to Hirsch street. 
By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Michaelson, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Merriam, Gross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
. Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke— 62. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Toman presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Gommis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to in- 
stall additional street lights on 
the north side of West 22nd 
street from South Komensky ave- 
nue to South Kostner avenue. 

Aid. Blaha presented an order 
directing that Messrs. St. Aubin and 
Mangold be permitted to arrange 
seating accommodations in the 
Douglas Theatre at 3215 Ogden 
avenue in accordance with plat 
submitted to the Gity Gouncil Octo- 
ber 25, 1914, which was 

Referred to the Gommittee on 
Buildings and Gity Hall. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch presented the 



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January iO, 1916. 



following order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Arthur Bennett to erect 
and maintain a barber pole at the 
edge of the sidewalk in front of 
premises known as 4059 West 
Madison street. Said barber pole 
shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by. 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch presented an 
order directing consideration of the 
question of constructing a street 
railway system in South Central 
avenue from West Madison street to 
West Harrison street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Transportation. 



UIVFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Harbor Board: Creation of Board; 
Etc. 

Aid. Littler moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Harbors, Wharves 
and Bridges on an ordinance estab- 
lishing an executive part of the 
municipal government of the City 
to be known as the Harbor Board, 
and creating the office of Superin- 
tendent of Piers, deferred and pub- 
lished December 30, 1915, page 
2735. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Littler presented the follow- 
ing amendment to the substitute 
ordinance recommended in said re- 
port: 

Amend ordinance creating the 
Harbor Board and defining the du- 
ties thereof, deferred and published 
under the report of the Committee 
on Harbors, Wharves and Bridges 
December 30, 1915, page 2735 of the 



Journal, and printed in Pamphlet 
No. 496, by striking out the word 
"He" occurring in line four of Sec- 
tion three (3) of said ordinance, and 
by inserting in lieu thereof the fol- 
lowing: "He shall be under the 
supervision and control of said 
Harbor Board and shall perform the 
duties prescribed by said Harbor 
Board and". 

Aid. Littler moved to adopt the 
foregoing amendment. 

Aid. Healy moved that said 
amendment be published and that 
further consideration of said report 
be deferred until the next meeting 
of the Council. 

The motion to publish and defer 
prevailed. 



Signals for Opening Bridges: 
Changes. 

Aid. Littler moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Harbors, Wharves 
and Bridges on a memorandum 
suggesting changes in signals for 
opening bridges, to conform to 
government requirements, deferred 
and published December 30, 1915, 
page 2735. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Littler moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the ordi- 
nance submitted therewith [printed 
in Pamphlet No. 496]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Cough lin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske. Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray. Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Hadorloin, Gnadt, Link. Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey. Littler, McDer- 



I 



January 10, 1910. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



2857 



mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke— 02. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Sections 1121 

and 1122 of The Chicagoi Code of 

1911 be and the same are hereby 

amended so as to read a& follows: 

"1121. Vessel Signals.) When 

any vessel shall signal for any 

bridge across the Chicago River 

or any of its branches, the bridge 

tender shall immediately open 

the bridge. 

If, from any cause, the bridge 
tender cannot open the bridge, he 
shall immediately notify the ves- 
sel by waving a red flag by day 
and a red lantern by night and 
continue waving the same until 
vessel has stopped, continuing 
thereafter to display the same 
until the bridge can be opened. 
As soon as the cause for stopping 
the vessel has been removed, the 
bridge shall be immediately 
opened. 

It shall be unlawful for the 
owner, officer or other person in 
charge of any vessel in transit 
upon the Chicago River and its 
branches to attempt to navigate 
any such vessel past any of the 
bridges over said river or 
branches, while a stop signal is 
being given or displayed. 

Any person who shall violate 
any provision of this section shall 
be fined not less than ten dollars 
nor more than fifty dollars for 
each offense, 

1122. Railroad Bridges.) When 
any vessel shall signal for any 
railroad bridge across the Chi- 
cago River or any of its branches, 
the bridge tender shall immedi- 
ately open the bridge, unless a 
train be on the bridge or ap- 



proaching it so closely as to be 
unable to stop, and in that case 
the bridge may be kept closed 
long enough for the passage of 
one train and no more. 

If, from any cause, the bridge . 
tender cannot open the bridge, 
he shall immediately notify the 
vessel by waving a red flag by 
day and a red lantern by night 
and continue waving the same 
until vessel has stopped, con- 
tinuing thereafter to display the 
same until the bridge can be 
opened. As soon as the cause for 
stopping the vessel has been re- 
moved, the bridge shall be im- 
mediately opened. 

It shall be unlawful for the 
owner, officer or other person in 
charge of any vessel to attempt 
to pass any railroad bridge while 
a stop signal is being given or 
displayed by the bridge tender. 

Any person who shall violate 
any provision of this section shall 
be fined not less than ten dollars 
nor more than fifty dollars for 
each offense. 

Nothing in this section shall be 
considered as superseding or re- 
pealing the present existing 
bridge hours. 

Section 2. Repeal.) That Sec- 
tions 1121 and 1122 of The Chicago 
Code of 1911, as they appear in 
said Code, be and the same are 
hereby repealed. 

Section 3. When ordinance takes 

effect.) This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and 
after its passage, approval and 
publication. 



Vacation of Alleys: in Block 

Bounded by George St., N. 

Lincoln St., Wolfram St. 

and C. & N. W. R. R. 

Aid. Fisher moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries on 



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an ordinance providing for the va- 
cation of alleys in the block bounded 
by George street, North Lincoln 
street, Wolfram street and the G. 
& N. W. R. R., in William Deering's 
Diversey Avenue Subdivision, S. W. 
■ 1/4, N. E. 1^, Section 30-40-14 
(Stewart- Warner Speedometer Cor- 
poration, beneficiary), deferred and 
published December 30, 1915, page 
2736. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Fisher moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the substi- 
tute ordinance submitted therewith, 
with compensation of $268.80, as 
fixed by the Committee on Compen- 
sation [printed in Pamphlet No. 
497]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
substitute ordinance was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Goughiin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 62. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the north- 
and -south sixteen (16) foot public 
alley east of and adjoining the east 
line of lot one hundred and sixty- 
five (165); also all that part of the 
east-and-west sixteen (16) foot 
public alloy south of and adjoining 
the south line of lots one hundred 
and sixty- five (165) and one hun- 
dred and sixty-six (166), and the 
south line of said lot one hundred 



and sixty-five (165) produced east 
sixteen (16) feet (except therefrom 
the west sixteen (16) feet of said 
lot one hundred and sixty-six (166) ), 
in William Deering's Diversey Ave- 
nue Subdivision, being a Subdivi- 
sion of that part of southwest 
quarter (S.W.%), northeast quarter 
(N.E.%), Section thirty (30), 
Township forty (40) North, Range 
fourteen (14), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, lying west of 
west line of right of way of Chi- 
cago and Northwestem Railroad 
(except five (5) acres, more or less, 
in southeast corner thereof) ; said 
parts of said alleys being further 
described as all of the north-and- 
south public alley and the east 
forty-eight (48) feet, more or less, 
of the east-and-west public alley in 
the block bounded by George street. 
Wolfram street, the right of way 
of the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railroad and North Lincoln street, 
as colored in red and indicated by 
the words "to be vacated" on the 
plat hereto attached, which plat for 
greater certainty is hereby made a 
part of this ordinance; be and the 
same are hereby vacated and closed, 
inasmuch as same are no longer re- 
quired for public use and the public 
interests will be subserved by such 
vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation herein 
provided for is made upon the ex- 
press condition that within sixty 
(60) days after the passage of this 
ordinance, the Stewart-Warner 
Speedometer Corporation shall dedi- 
cate to the public and open up for 
public use as an alley the west six- 
teen (16) feet of lot one hundred 
and sixty-six (166), in William 
Deering's Diversey Avenue Subdivi- 
sion aforementioned, as colored in 
yellow and indicated by the words 
"to be dedicated" on the aforomon- 
tioned plat: and further shall with- 
in sixty (60) days after the passage 
of this ordinance, pay to the City of 
Chicago the sum of two hundred 
sixty-eight and 80/100ths ($268.80) 
dollars towards a fund for the pay- 
ment and satisfaction of any and 



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all claims for damages which may 
arise from the vacation of saiQ 
parts of said alleys; and further 
shall within sixty (60) days after 
the passage of this ordmance, de- 
posit in the city treasury of the 
City of Chicago a sum sufficient to 
defray all cost of constructing side- 
walk and curb across the entrance 
to the alley herein vacated, and 
paving and curbing returns into the 
alley herein dedicated, similar to 
the sidewalk, paving and curbing 
in George street, between North 
Lincoln street and the right of way 
of the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railroad. The precise amount of 
the sum so deposited shall be ascer- 
tained by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works after such investigation 
as is requisite. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage, subject to the con- 
ditions of Section two (2) hereof, 
provided the said grantee shall 
within sixty (60) days after the 
passage of this ordinance, file for 
record in the office of the Recorder 
of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a 
certified copy of this ordinance, to- 
gether with a plat properly executed 
and acknowledged showing the va- 
cation and dedication herein pro- 
vided for. 



Vacation of Parts of Bross Av. and 

Adjacent Alleys, West of 

S. Western Av. 

Aid. Fisher moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries on 
an ordinance providing for the va- 
cation of parts of Bross avenue be- 
tween South Western avenue and 
the Chicago Junction Railroad, and 
of parts of alleys in the block 
bounded by South Artesian avenue, 
Bross avenue, West 34th street and 
South Western avenue, in Subdi- 
vision of Block 32, in S. J. Walker's 
Subdivision, Section 31-39-14 (Cole 
Manufacturing Company, bene- 



ficiary) , deferred and publisihed De- 
cember 30, 1915, page 2736. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Fiisher moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the substi- 
tute ordinance submitted therewith, 
with compensation of $2,265.29, as 
fixed by the Committee on Compen- 
sation [printed in Pamphlet No. 
497]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
substitute ordinance was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yea5_Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriiest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Yanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt. Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, . Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke— 62. 
Naijs — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the northwester- 
ly seven (7) feet of that part of 
Bross avenue southeasterly of and 
adjoining the southeasterly line of 
block thirty-one (31) and the south- 
easterly line of said block thirty- 
one (31) produced northeasterly a 
distance of twenty-one and five- 
tenths (21.5) feet, lying between the 
west line of South Western avenue 
and the easterly line of the right of 
way of the Chicago Junction Rail- 
way; also the southeasterly seven 
(7) feet of that part of Bross ave- 
nue northwesterly of and adjoining 
the northwesterly line of block 
thirty-three (33), lying between the 
westerly line of South Artesian 
avenue and the easterly line of the 
, right of way of the Chicago June- 



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tion Railway; also the southeasterly 
seven (7) feet of that part of Bross 
avenue northwesterly of and ad- 
joining the northwesterly line of 
block thirty^two (32) and the 
northwesterly line of said block 
thirty-two (32) produced north- 
easterly a distance of twenty- one 
and five-tenths (21.5) feet, lying 
between the west line of South 
Western avenue and the easterly 
line of South Artesian avenue; also 
all that part of the north-and-south 
sixteen (16) foot public alley 
westerly of and adjoining the west- 
erly line of lots one (1) to four 
(4), both inclusive, and easterly of 
and adjoining the easterly line of 
lot seven (7), lying northerly of 
the southerly line of said lot four 
(4) produced westerly; also all that 
part of the sixteen (16) foot public 
alley running in a northwesterly 
direction, southwesterly of and ad- 
joining the southwesterly line of 
lot seven (7) and northeasterly of 
and adjoining the northeasterly line 
of lots eight (8) to twelve (12), 
both inclusive, in Subdivision of 
that part north of the alley of block 
thirty-two (32), all in S. J. Walk- 
er's Subdivision of the northwest 
quarter (N. W. i^) of Section 
thirty-one (31), Township thirty- 
nine (39) North, Range fourteen 
(14), East of ;the Third Principal \ 
Meridian; also that part south of 
the Canal of the east half (E. 1/2) 1 
of the northeast quarter (N. E. %) 
of Section thirty-six (36), Town- 
ship thirty-nine (39) North, Range 
thirteen (13), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian; said parts of 
said streets being further described 
as the northwesterly seven (7) feet 
of Bross avenue lying between the 
west line of South Western avenue 
and the easterly line of the right of 
way of the Chicago Junction Rail- 
road, and the southeasterly seven 
(7) feet of Bross avenue lying be- 
tween the west line of South West- 
ern avenue and the easterly line of 
South Artesian avenue, and belween 
the westerly line of Soufh Ar- 
tesian avenue and the easterly line 



of the right of way of the Chicago 
Junction Railway; and said parts of 
said alleys being further described 
as the north one hundred seven and 
thirty-three one-hundredths (107.- 
33) feet, more or less, of the north- 
and-south public alley, and the 
northwesterly one hundred twenty- 
five (125) feet, more or less, of the 
alley running in a northwesterly 
direction in the block bounded by 
Bross avenue, West 34th street, 
South Western avenue and South 
Artesian avenue, as colored in red 
and indicated by the words "to be 
VACATED" on the plat hereto at- 
tached, which plat for greater cer- 
tainty is hereby made a part of this 
ordinance; be and the same are 
hereby vacated and closed, inas- 
much as same are no longer re- 
quired for public use and the public 
interests will be subserved by such 
vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation herein 
provided for is made upon the ex- 
press condition tha^t within sixty 
(60) days after the passage of this 
ordinance, the Cole Manufacturing 
Company shall pay to the City of 
Chicago the sum of twenty- two 
hundred sixty-five and 29/lOOths 
($2,265.29) dollars towards 'a fund 
for the payment and satisfaction of 
any and all claims for damages 
which may arise from the vacation 
of said parts of said street and 
alleys; and further shall within 
sixty (60) days after the passage of 
this ordinance, deposit in the city 
treasury of the City of Chicago a 
sum sufficient to defray all cost of 
constructing sidewalk and curb 
across the parts of the street and 
alleys herein vacated, similar to the 
sidewalk and curbing in Bross 
avenue, between South Western 
avenue and the right of way of the 
Chicago Junction Railway. The 
precise amount of the sum so de- 
posited shall be ascertained by the 
Commissioner of Public Works 
lifter such investigation as is re- 
quisite. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 



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take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage, subject to the 
conditions of Section two (2) here- 
of provided the said grantee shall 
within sixty (60) days after the 
passage of this ordinance, file for 
record in the office of the Recorder 
of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a 
certified copy of this ordinance. 



Vacation: Wolfram St., between N. 

Lincoln St. and C. & N. W. R. 

R.; and Adjacent Alleys. 

Aid. Fisher moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries on 
an ordinance providing for the va- 
cation of part of Wolfram street, 
between North Lincoln street and 
the C. & N. W. R. R., and of ad- 
jacent alleys, in William Deering's 
Diversey Avenue Subdivision, S. W. 
%, N. E. 1/4, Section 30-40-14 
(Stewart- Warner Speedometer Got- 
poration, beneficiary), deferred and 
published December 30, 1915, page 
2736. 

The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Fisher moved to concur in 
isaid report and to pass said ordi- 
nance, with compensation of $8,- 
907.30, as fixed by the Committee on 
Compensation [printed in Pamphlet 
No. 488]. 

The moition prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

yea5_Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
' DePriiest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Yanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske. Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke— 62. 
Nays — None. 



The following is said ordinance 
las passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That all that part of 
Wolfram street south of and adjoin- 
ing the isiouth line of lots two hun- 
dred and twenty-two (222) to two 
hundred and thirty-two (232), both 
inclusive, and north of and adjoin- 
ing the north line of lots two hun- 
dred and thirty-three (233) to two 
hundred and forty-three (243), 
both inclusive, and the north line 
of said lot two hundred and thirty- 
three (233) produced east sixteen 
(16) feet; also all O'f the north-and- 
south sixteen (16) foot public alley 
east of and adjoining the east line 
of lot two hundred and thirty-three 
(233); also all of the east-and- 
west sixteen (16) foot public alley 
south of and adjoining the south line 
of lotsi two hundred and thirty- 
three (233) to two hundred and 
forty-three (243), both inclusive, 
and the south line oif said lot two 
hundred and thirty-three (233) 
produced east sixteen (16) feet, and 
north of and adjoining the north 
line of lots two hundred and ninety 
(290) to three hundred (300), both 
inclusive, all in William Deering's 
Diveirsey Avenue Subdivision, being 
a Subdivision of that part of the 
southwest quarter (SW%) of north- 
east quarter (NE%) of Section thir- 
ty (30), Township forty (40) North, 
Range fourteen (14), East of the 
Third Principal Meridian, lying west 
of weisit line of right of way of Chi- 
cago and Noirthwestern Railroad 
(except five (5) acres, more or less, 
' in the southeast corner thereof) ; 
said part of said street being fur- 
ther described as all that part of 
Wolfram street lying between the 
^ west line of the right of way of the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railroad 
and the east line of North Lincoln 
street; and said alleys being further 
described as all of the public al- 
leys in the- block bounded by Wiol- 
fram street, Diversey parkway, the 
right of way of the Chicago and 



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Northwesteirn Railroad and North 
Lincoln street, as colored. in red and 
indicated by the words "to be va- 
cated" on the plat hereto attached, 
which .plat for greater certainty is 
hereby made a part lof this ordi- 
nance; bo and the same are hereby 
vacated and closed, inasmuch as 
siame are no longer required for 
public use and the public interests 
will be subserved by such vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation herein- 
provided for is made upon the ex- 
press condition that within sixty 
(60) days after the passage of this 
ordinance, the Stewart-Warner 
Speedometer Corporation shall pay 
to the City of Chicago the sum. of 
eighty-nine hundred seven and 
thirty lone-hundredthis ($8,907.30) 
dollars towards a fund for the pay- 
ment and satisfaction of an^^ land all 
claims for damages which may 
^rise from the vacation of said 
part of said street and alleys; and 
further shall within sixty (60) days 
after the passage of this ordinance, 
depoisit in the city treasury of the 
City of Chicago a sum sufficient to 
defray all cost of constructing side- 
walk and curb across the entrances 
to the street and alleys herein va- 
cated, similar to the sidewalk and 
curbing in North Lincoln street, be- 
tween Wolfram street and Diversey 
parkway. The precise amount of 
the sum iso deposited shall be ascer- 
tained by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works after such investigation 
as is requisite. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
'after its passage, subject to the con- 
ditions of Section two (2) hereof, 
provided the said grantee shall with- 
in sixty (60) days after the passage 
of this ordinance, file for record in 
the office of the Recorder of Deeds 
of Oook County, Illinois, a certified 
copy of this ordinance. 



Committees and Commissions: Em- 
ployment of Special Counsel. 

Aid. Kerner moved to proceed to 



consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Judiciary on an or- 
dinance amending Section 89 of The 
Chicago Code of 1911, in reference 
to« employment of special counsel 
for committees and commissions, 
deferred and published December 
20. 1915, page 2637. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Kerner moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance [printed in Pamphlet No. 
490]. 

Aid. Michaelson moved that said 
report be recommitted and that the 
Corporation Counsel be directed to 
render an opinion as to legality of 
the ordinance recommended there- 
in. 

Aid. Kerner moved to lay on the 
table the motion to recommit. 

The motion to lay on the table 
was lost, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Stern, Werner, Doyle, 
Nance, McCormick, Kimball, Mer- 
riam, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Kerner, Ray, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Kearns, Buck, 
Thos. J. Lynch— 22. 

Nays — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Richert, Hickey, Martin, 
Cross, Tyden; Block, Pettkoske, 
Cullerton, Mulac, Anderson, Smith, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Capitain, 
Pretzel, Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Toman, Blaha, Janke — 
43. 

Aid. Richert moved to refer said 
report to the Committee on Finance. 

The question being put on the 
motion to refer to the Committee 
on Finance, the motion prevailed. 



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Vacation of S. Wood St.: E. 2 Inches, 

from VV. 14th PI. to 124.15 

Ft. South Thereof. 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance providing for the va- 
cation of the east two inches of that 
part of South Wood street which 
extends south from West 14th place 
a distance of 124.15 feet (Wm. G. 
Zoellner and Rose Zoellner, bene- 
ficiaries), deferred and published 
December 10, 1915, page 2508. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance, with compensation of $50.00, 
as fixed by the Committee on Com- 
pensation [printed in Pamphlet No. 
487]. 

Aid. CuUerton moved to recommit 
said report. 

The motion to recommit pre- 
vailed. 



Butler Bros.: Elevated Roadway 

over and across Alley, and 

Tunnel under and across 

W. Randolph St. 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
lan ordinance granting permission 
and authority to Butler Bros, to 
construct and maintain an elevated 
roadway over and across the north- 
and-south alley in the block bounded 
by West Water, North Canal, West 
Randolph and West Washington 
streets, and to excavate, use and oc- 
cupy a tunnel or passageway under 
and across West Randolph street 
east of North Canal street, deferred 
and published December 30, 1915, 
page 2737. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance, with compensation of $751.90 



per annum, as fixed by the Com- 
mittee on Compensation [printed in 
Pamphlet No. 498]. 

Aid. Kearns moved to amend said 
ordinance by striking out the figures 
"$751.90, occurring in line four of 
Section 7, of said ordinance, and by 
inserting in lieu thereof the words 
and figures, "eighteen hundred and 
seventy-nine arid 74/100 ($1,879.74) 
dollars." 

The motion to amend prevailed. 
The question being put on the 
passage of said ordinance as amend- 
ed, the motion prevailed and said 
ordinance as amended was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, CuUerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy. Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 62. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicag'o: 
Section 1. That permission and 
authority be and the same are 
hereby given and granted to Butler 
Brothers, a corporation, its succes- 
sors and assigns (hereinafter desig- ■ 
nated as the Grantee) , to construct 
and maintain la public roadway, 
driveway or viaduct approximately 
eighteen (18) feet in width extend- 
ing over the north-and-south alley 
lying between West Water street 
amd North Canal street, and between 
West Randolph street and West 
Washington street, and so con- 
structed that the same shall con- 
nect with the viaducts at West 



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Randolph street and West Wash- 
ington street. The location, con- 
struction and maintenance of said 
roadway, driveway, or viaduct shall 
^ be under the direction and super- 
vision of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, the Commissioner of 
Buildings, and the Fire Marshal of 
the City of Chicago, and the con- 
struction and loication of the same 
shall be in accordance with plans 
and specifications which shall first 
be approved by the Commissioner 
of Public Works, the Commissioner 
of Buildings and the Fire Marshal 
of the City of Chicago; and no per- 
mit shall be issued allowing any 
work to be done in and about the 
construction of the said roadway, 
driveway or viaduct herein au- 
thorized until such plans and spec- 
ifications have first been submitted 
to land approved by the said Com- 
missioner of Public Works, said 
Commissioner of Buildings and said 
Fire Marshal. 

Section 2. During the life of this 
ordinance said grantee shall at all 
times keep said roadway, driveway 
or viaduct in good condition and re- 
pair and safe for public travel, to 
the satisfaction of the Commission- 
er of Public Works of the City of 
Chicago. 

Section 3. In consideration of 
the privileges iherein granted and of 
the location and construction of 
said roadway, driveway or viaduct, 
said grantee shall, by the accep- 
tance of this ordinance, agree as 
follows: 

(a) To build, construct and erect 
said roadway, driveway or viaduct 
without cost, charge, expense or 
liability of any kind to the City of 
Chicago. 

(b) To maintain said roadway, 
driveway or viaduct, including 
lighting, painting and paving, and 
keep the same in good condition 
and repair and safe for public 
travel to the entire satisfaction of 
the Commissioner of Public Works 
of the City of Chicago for the 



period herein authorized without 
cost, charge, expense or liability of 
any kind whatsoever to the City of 
Chicago. 

(c) To build, construct and fully 
complete said roadway, driveway or 
viaduct ready for use by the public 
within thirty (30) months from the 
date of the acceptance of this ordi- 
nance. 

Section 4. At the termination 
of the rights and privileges herein 
granted to construct and maintain 
said roadway, driveway or viaduct, 
said grantee, upon receipt of a no- 
tice or o^rder from the City of Chi- 
cago to remove said roadway, drive- 
way or viaduct, shall proceed forth- 
with to remove the same as may be 
ordered and directed and restore 
said alley to its proper condition 
to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, and the 
work of such removal shall be done 
at the expense of said grantee and 
withoiut expense or cost of any kind 
to the City of Chicago; provided, 
that in the event of a failure, 
neglect or refusal on the part of 
said grantee to remove said road- 
way, driveway or viaduct, and to 
restore said portion of said alley 
as above provided, when directed 
so to do, the City of Chicago may 
proceed to remove the same and to 
restore s-aid portion of said alley 
as above provided and charge the 
expense thereof to said grantee. 

In the event that at the termina- 
tion of the rights and privileges 
herein granted to construct and 
maintain said roadway, driveway or 
viaduct, the City of Chicago de- 
sires to contini;ie the use of said 
roadway, driveway or viaduct, said 
grantee shall allow the City of Chi- 
cago to use and maintain the same, 
and the City of Chicago shall have 
the right and authority to use and 
maintain the same for the use of 
the 'public generally for as long a 
time thereafter as it may see fit, 
without any cost or expense to the 
City of Chicago or the owners of 



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adjacent property for the right and 
privilege of maintaining and using 
the same as a roadway. 

Section 5. That for the purpose 
of connecting the basements of the 
buildings now standing, or here- 
after to be erected, upon Lots two 
{2\ three (3), six (6), seven (7) 
and ten (10) in Block Forty-four 
(44), Original Town of Chicago, in 
Section Nine (9), Township Thirty- 
nine (39), North, Range Fourteen 
(14), East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, with the basements of the 
buildings now standing, or here- 
after to be erected, upon Lots two 
(2^, three (3), six (6), seven (7) 
and ten (10), in Block Twenty-nine 
(29), Original Town of Chicago, in 
Section Nine (9), Township Thirty- 
nine (39), North, Range Fourteen 
(14), East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, permission and authority 
be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to said grantee to ex- 
cavate, use and occupy a tunnel or 
passageway under the surface of 
West Randolph street, extending 
from the north t(0 the south line 
thereof, the center line of which 
tunnel or passageway shall be One 
Hundred and eight (108) feet east 
of the east line of North Canal 
street. Said tunnel or passageway 
shall not exceed Eighty-eight (88) 
feet, Six (6) inches in width, nor 
Seventeen (17) feet in depth be- 
low the grade of the street at the 
east end noT Fifteen (15) feet in 
depth below the grade of the street 
at the west end. 

The permission and authority 
hereby given and granted to said 
grantee to construct and maintain 
said tunnel or passageway shall be 
in lieu of the permission and au- 
thority heretofore granted by or- 
dinance of thie City Council to said 
grantee passed May 19, 1902, to 
construct and maintain a tunnel un- 
der West Randolph street connect- 
ing its two buildings on the north 
and aonth sides of West Randolph 
street and immediately east of the 



north -and- south alley lying between 
West Water street and North Canal 
street, and upon the completion of 
the tunnel or passageway hereby 
authorized said grarijtee shall vacate 
said tunnel heretofore authorized 
and restOTC the portion of West 
Randolph street now occupied by 
said tunnel to a condition satisfac- 
tory to the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works. 

Section 6. The permission and 
authority herein granted shall cease 
and determine twenty (20) years 
from and after ithe passage of this 
ordinance, or may be revoked at 
any time prior thereto by the 
Mayor, at his discretion, without 
the consent of the granltee herein 
named. This ordinance sihall also 
be subject to amendment, modifica- 
tion or repeal at any time, without 
the consent of said grantee, and in 
case of such repeal all the privi- 
leges herein granted to construct and 
maintain said roadway, driveway or 
viaduct and said tunnel o^r passage- 
way shall thereupon cease and de- 
termine. In the event of the ter- 
mination, revocation, amendment or 
modification of the authority or 
privileges hereby granted to con- 
struct and mainitain said roadway, 
driveway or viaduct and said tun- 
nel or passageway, by lapse of 
time, the exercise of the Mayor's 
discretion, or the exercise by the 
City Council of the powers above 
reserved, the grantee, by the filing 
of the written acceptance as here- 
inafter provided shall be under- 
stood as consenting that the City 
shall retain all money i|t shall have 
previously received from said 
grantee under the provisions of this 
OTdinance, said money to be treated 
and considered as compensation for 
the authority, permission and priv- 
ileges enjoyed from the date of the 
passage of this ordinance until such 
repeal. 

Section 7. Said grantee agrees 
to pay to the City of Chicago, as 
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passageway, the sum of eighteen 
hundred and seventy-nine and 
74/100 ($1,879.74) dollars per 
annum, payable semi-annually in 
advance, the firslt payment to be 
m^ade as of the date of the passage 
oif this ordinance and each succeed- 
ing payment semi-annually there- 
after; provided that if default is 
made in the payments of any of the 
installments of compensation here- 
in provided for, the privileges 
herein granted to construct and 
maintain said tunnel or passageway 
may be immediately terminated 
under any one of the powers re- 
served to the Mayor or City Coun- 
cil by Section Six (6) hereof, and 
thereupon this ordinance shall be- 
come null and void. 

Section 8. The work, of con- 
structing said tunnel or'passage- 
wlay under the authoiriity and per- 
mission iherein granted shall be 
done in accordance with plans 
which shall have been theretofore 
approved by the Commissioner of 
Public Works, the Commissioner O'f 
Buildings and the Fire Marshal of 
the City of Chicago, and the con- 
strucjtion herein authorized of said 
tunnel or passageway and the 
maintenance thereof shall be under 
the supervision and to the satisfac- 
tion of the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the Fire Marshal. 

Section 9. At Ithe termination 
of the privilege herein granted to 
construct and maintain said tunnel 
or passageway, whether by lapse of 
time, revoication by the Mayor, or 
by amendment, modification or re- 
peal by the City Council, said gran- 
tee shall immediately vaclaite said 
West Randolph street and imme- 
diately remove therefrom all con- 
struction installed under authority 
of this ordinance below the surface 
of said street, shall fill up the space 
beneath said street occupied by 
said tunnel or passageway, and 
shall place the surface of the street 
in condition for use by the public 
to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, at i(s own 



expense, without cost of any kind 
whatsoever to |the City of Chicago. 
In the event of the failure, neglect 
or refusal on the part of said gran- 
tee to comply with the provisions 
in this seqtion of this ordinance, 
the City of Chicago may proceed 
to remove same and fill such space 
and charge all the expense thereof 
to said grantee. 

Section 10. It is hereby made 
an express provision of this OTdi- 
nance that before the grantee shall 
proceed to occupy any portion of 
said space under West Randolph 
street, or make any excavation un- 
der said street, in pursuance of the 
authorilty granted by this ordinance 
to construct and maintain said 
tunnel or passageway, the grantee 
shall provide for the taking care 
and adjustment, under the direction 
of the Commissioner of Public 
Works and to his satisfaction, of 
the sewer and water pipes, elec- 
trical conduits and other public 
utililties, including the street rail- 
way tnacks, roadway, and distribu- 
tion system, in that portion of said 
West Randolph street covered by 
this ordinance, and shall provide 
for the installation or restoration 
of said public utilities at the ex- 
pense of the grantee in the same 
or some other location satisfactory 
to the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Section 11. Said grantee shall 
execute to the City of Chicago a 
good and sufficient bond in the 
penal sum of Fifty Thousand 
($50,000.00) Dollars with sureties 
to be approved by the Mayor, con- 
diitioned to indemnify, save and 
keep harmless the City of Chicago 
from any and all liability, cost, 
damage or expense of any kind 
whatsoever which may be suffered 
by it, said City of Chicago, or which 
it may be put to, or which may 
accrue against it, be charged to or 
recovered from said City, from or 
by reason of the passage of this 
ordinance, or from or by reason of 
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the authority or permission herein 
granted; and conditioned further to 
observe all and singular the condi- 
tions and provisions of |this ordi- 
nance. Said bond and the liability 
of the sureties tbereon shall be 
kept in force throughout the life 
of this ordinance, and if at any 
time during ithe life of this ordi- 
nance siaid bond shall not be in full 
force, then the privileges herein 
granted shall cease, unless said 
grantee shall within ten (10) days 
after written notice from said City 
furnish a new and substitute bond 
with the same conditions, for the 
same amount, and with good sure- 
ties. The liability of the s!aid gran- 
tee hereunder shall in no way be 
limited to the amoun|t of the bond 
hereinbefore provided for, but shall 
extend to the entire amount of such 
liability, cost or expense to said 
city. 

Section 12. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage, provided said 
gnantee shall file with the City Clerk 
its written acceptance of this ordi- 
nance, together wi|th the bond here- 
inabove provided for, within sixty 
(60) days of the passage (hereof. 



Vacation of Alleys: In Block 

Bounded by N. Kilbourn Av., 

Patterson Av., Waveland 

Av. and C. & N. W. R. R. 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance providing for the va- 
cation of alleys in the block 
bounded by North Kilbourn avenue, 
Patterson avenue, Waveland ave- 
nue and Itihe C. & N. W. R. R., in L. 

E. CrandaU's Grayland Subdivisioii, 

F. W. %, Section 22-40-13 (John 
A. McGarry & Company, bene- 
ficiary) , deferred and published 
Decembeir 30, 1915, page 2737. 

' 'The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 



said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance, with compensiation of 
$144.00, as fixed by the Committee 
on Compensiation [printed in 
Pamphlet No. 498]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance wa,s passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, N orris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kiellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy. Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns. Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke— 62. 

Nays — None. ^ 

The foHowing is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the north- 
and-south sixteen (16) foot public 
alley lying within loi twenty-five 
(25) ; also all that part of the east- 
and-west sixteen (16) foot public 
alley north of and adjloining the 
niorth line of lots twenty- two (22) 
to twenty-five (25), both inclusive, 
(except therefrom thi© east sixteen 
(16) feet of said lot twenty-two 
(22) and the west nine (9) feet of 
said lot twenty-five (25)), in L. E. 
Grandall's Grayland Subdivision, 
being a Resubdivision of block fif- 
teen (15) and a iSubdiiviision of block 
seventeen (17), in Grayland, in 
northwest quarter (N. W. %), Sec- 
tion twenty-two (22), Township 
forty (40) North, Range thirteen 
(13), East of the Third Principal 
Meridian; said parts of said alleys 
being further described as all of the 
first north-and-south public alley 
east of the right of way of the Chi- 
cago and Northwestern Railroad, 



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also the west seventy-five (75) feet, 
more or lessi, of the east-and-west 
public alley in the blocik hounded by 
Waveland avenue, Patterson ave- 
nue, North Kilbourn avenue and the 
right of way of the Chicagio and 
Northwestern Railnoad: — as colored 
in red and indicated by the words 
"TO BE VACATED" On the plat hereto 
attached, which plat for greater cer- 
tainty is hereby made a part of this 
ordinance; be and the same are 
hereby vacated and ictosed, inas- 
much as same are no longer re- 
quired for public use and the public 
interests will he subserved by such 
vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation herein 
provided for is made up'on the ex- 
^press condition that within sixty 
(60) days after the passage of this 
ordinance, John A. MciGarry & Com- 
pany shall dedicate to the public 
and open up for public use as an 
alley the east sixteen (16) feet of 
lot twenty-two (22), block lone (1), 
L. E. Grandall's Grayland Subdivi- 
sion aforementioned, as colored in 
yellow and indicated by the words 
"TO BE dedicated" od the afore- 
mentioned plat; and further shall 
within sixty (60) days after the 
passage of this o'rdinance pay to the 
City of Chicago the sum of one 
hundred forty-four ($144.00) dol- 
lars towards a fund for the payment 
and satisfaction of any and all 
claims for damages which may arise 
from the vacatiion of said parts of 
said alleys; and further shall within 
sixty (60) days, after the passage of 
this ordinance, depiosit in the city 
treasury of the City of Chicago a 
sum sufficient to defray all cost of 
constructing sidewalk and curb 
across the 'entnance to the alley 
herein vacated, and paving and 
curbing returns into the alley herein 
dedicated, similar to the sidewalk, 
paving and curbing in Patterson 
avenue, between North Kilbourn 
avenue and Die right of way of the 
Chicago aind Nortli western liailitoad. 
The precise amount of Mio sum so 
deposited shall bo ascertained by the 



Commissioner of Public Works after 
such investigation as is requisite. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage, subject to the 
conditions of Section two (2) hereof, 
provided said grantee shall within 
sixty (60) days after the passage of 
this ordinance, file for record in the 
office of the Recorder of Deeds of 
Cook County, Illinois, a certified 
copy of this ordinance, together 
with a plat properly executed and 
acknowledged showing the vacation 
and dedication herein provided for. 



Phinney Av.: Change of Name to 
"Christiana Av." 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance changing the name of 
Phinney avenue, between Carmen 
and Ardmore avenues, to "Chris- 
tiana avenue", deferred and pub- 
lished December 30, 1915, page 
2738. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance [printed in Pamphlet No. 
498]. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
dinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kiellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dompsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns. Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke— 62. 

Nays — None. 



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The following is 'said ordinance 
as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Changing the name of a certain 
street in the City of Chicagio. 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the name of 
Phinney avenue, between Cairmen 
avenue and Ardmore avenue, be and 
the same is hereby changed to 
Christiana avenue. 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts 
of ordinances ciomflicting with this 
ordinance, be and the same are 
hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 



S. Artesian Av.: Paving, from Grand 

Trunk R. R. to W. 55th St., 

Etc. (System). 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
a recommendation, estimalte and 
Oirdinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with 'asphalt a system of 
streets as follows, to wit: South 
Artesian avenue from the Grand 
Trunk Railroad to West 55th street, 
etc., deferred and published De- 
cember 30, 1915, page 2738. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
siaid report, to approve said esti- 
mate and to pass said oirdinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
estimate was approved and said or- 
dinance was pas'sed, by yeas and 
nays as followsi: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 



Zwiefka, Sitts. Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 62. 
Nays — None. 



Charles Glaeser: Riser (Step). 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
coinsideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
an order directing that Charles 
Glaeser be permitted to maintain 
riser or step in front of premises on 
the south side of Summerdale ave- 
nue, west of North Paulina street, 
deferred and published December 
30, 1915, page 2738. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy presented an order 
directing issuance of a permit for 
the privilege mentioned, and moved 
to substitute said order for the 
order recommended in said report. 

The motion toi substitute pre- 
vailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to pass said 
substitute order. ' 

The motion prevailed and said 
substitute order was pasisied, by 
yeasi and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, M:artin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Flck, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke— 62. 

Nays — None. 



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The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by directed to issue a permit to 
Charleisi Glaeser to maintain as now 
constructed a riser, or step, three 
feet in length and extending nine 
inches over the loit line, in front of 
the premises on the south side of 
Summerdale avenue thirty-five feet 
west of North Paulina sitreet. Said 
riser, or step, shall be maintained 
in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege shall 
be siubject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 



Saginaw Av.: Opening and Planking 
Across I. C. R. R. 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streeits and Alleys on 
a communication from the Com- 
missioner of Public Works in 
reference to a propos^ed opening 
and planking of Saginaw avenue 
across the I. C. R. R., deferred and 
published December 30, 1915, page 
2738. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submiitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

. Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske. Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts. Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellandor, Wallace, 
Hadcrlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kcm'nedy, Dempsoy, Tjitflor, McDcr- 
nio'tt, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 



Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke— 62. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That ithe Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by directed to enforce the order 
passed October 25, 1915, requiring 
the Illinois Central Railroad Com- 
pany to open up Saginaw avenue 
across its right of way at East 75th 
sitreet and to pliank the same. 



North Edgewater Amusement Com- 
pany Canopy. 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of tbe report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys' on 
an order directing issuance of a 
permit to the North Edgewater 
Amusement Company to construct, 
maintain and operate a canopy ex- 
tending over the sidewalk from the 
building at No. 6217 Broiadway, de- 
ferred and published December 30, 
1915, page 2739. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
s'aid report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey. Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt. Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts. Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Baulor. Ellison, K,iellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link. Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole. Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher. Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lvnch, 
Janke — 62. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 



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Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized to issue a permit ito 
North Edgewater Amusement Com- 
pany to construct, maintain and 
operate a canopy over the sidewalk 
m Broadway, to be aittached to the 
building or structure located at No. 
6217 Broadway, in accordance with 
plans and specifications to be filed 
with the Commissioner of Public 
Works and approved by the Com-, 
missioner of Buildings and Chief of 
Fire Prevention and Public Safety, 
said canopy nott to exceed 26 feet in 
length nor 12 feet in width, upon 
the filing of the application and 
bond and (payment of the initial 
compensation provided for by or- 
dinance. 



By-passes: Water for Fire Protec- 
tion to be Furnished Free. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an ordinance amending Sec- 
tion 2778 of The Chicago Code of 
1911, to provide for a free supply of 
water to "by-passes" for purposes 
of fire protection, deferred and pub- 
lished December 20, 1915, page 
2640, and deferred December 30, 
1915, page 2781. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the substi- 
tute ordinance submitted therewith 
[printed in Pamphlet No. 489] . 

The motion prevailed ;and said 
substitute ordinance wasi passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Gpughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 



H'aderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelison, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 62. 
Nays — None. 

• The following is said ordinance as 
passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicag'o: 

Section 1. That Section 2778 of 
The Chicago Code of 1911 be and the 
same is hereby amended so as to 
read as follows: 

2778. By-Passes — Indicating 
Device — Meters.) Water pipes, 
in connection with the City water 
mains, entering any premises and 
used exclusively for fire protec- 
tion, shall be controlled by an in- 
dicating or proportional or other 
recording device or devices to in- 
dicate the flow of any water 
through such pipes. 

Water pipes used exclusively 
for fire protection and connected 
on the street side of water meters 
controlling water pipes entering 
any premises shall be controlled 
by an indicating or proportional 
or other recording device or de- 
vices, to indicate the flow of any 
water through such exclusive fire 
protection branch water pipes. 

Such indicating or proportional 
or other recording device or de- 
vices shall be of a type, design 
and size to be approved by the 
Commissioner of Public Works, 
and so constructed as to permit, 
in case of necessity, an uninter- 
rupted flow of water for fire pur- 
poses. Such indicating or propor- 
tional or other recording device or 
devices shall be installed at the 
cost and expense of the oumer or 
consumer. 

There shall be no charge for 
City water supplied and used 
through such water pipes for ex- 
tinguishing fires, or on account of 
evaporation. 

Whenever such exclusive fire 



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protection water pipes so equip- 
ped with indicating or propor- 
tional or other recording devices 
are cross-connected with the wa- 
ter piping system on the house side 
of a water meter controlling City 
water for domestic purposes, or 
are used to supply City water for 
any purposes other than for fire 
protection exclusively, such water 
pipes shall he controlled by water 
meters to accurately measure the 
flow of City water through such 
pipes. Such water meters shall 
be of a type, design and size to be 
approved by the Commissioner of 
Public Works and shall be in- 
stalled at the cost and expense of 
the owner or consumer, and upon 
neglect or refusal of the owner or 
consumer, after ten (40) days' 
written notice, to provide ap^ 
proved water meters and indicat- 
ing or proportional or other rec- 
ording devices as herein required 
and make a sufficient deposit to 
reimburse the City for the ex- 
pense incurred in installing the 
same, the Commissioner of Public 
Works may cause to be shut off 
the City toater supply to such 
premises to enforce compliance 
with this ordinance and his law- 
ful requirements thereunder. 

The amount charged for water 
flowing through any such meter, if 
used for extinguishing fire, shall 
be decreased from and upon the 
books of the Bureau, of Water, on 
proper showing of such fact. 

It shall be the duty of the Chief 
of Fire Prevention and Public 
Safety to inspect or cause to be 
inspected at least every three 
months all such exclusive fire 
protection water piping systems, 
and to submit to the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, in such a 
manner and form as the said 
Commissioner of Public Works 
shall prescribe, a report on the 
condition of such exclusive fire 
protection water and piping sys- 
tems and detecting devices. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 



take effect and be in force from and 
after its -passage and due publica- 
tion. 



Otto Ahl: Frame Addition to 
Building. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an order directing that Otto 
Ahl be permitted to construct and 
maintain a frame addition to build- 
ing at 3424 North Oakley avenue, 
deferred and published December 
30, 1915, page 2739. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
'Order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Gelger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mo'tt, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 62. 

Nays — None. 

The ifollowing is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
are hereby directed to allow Otto 
Ahl to construct and maintain 
frame addition to building located 
at 3424 North Oakley avenue. 



t 



Buildinfl at No. 772 Taylor St.: 
Mnintenanco of Frame Addition. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 



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Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an order directing that 
frame addition to building at 772 
Taylor 'street be permitted to be 
maintained and used for kitchen 
purposes, deferred and published 
December 30, 1915, page 2740. 
The miotion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion .prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

y^as— Cougblin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stem, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Gross, 
Tyden, Block. Vanderbilt, Mc 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
" Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck. Toman, Blaha, Tbos. J. Lynch, 
Janke— 62. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Oommissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
are hereby directed to allow frame 
addition to building at 772 Taylor 
street to be maintained and used 
for kitchen purposes as now con- 
structed. 



B. Burgchardt: Repair of Building. 

Aid. Pretziel moved to proceed to 
consideration ^of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and Gity 
Hall ion an order directing that B. 
Burgchardt be permitted to com- 
plete repairs on building at 6521 
South Racine avenue, deferred and 
published December 30, 1915, page 
2740. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Pretzel moved to concuo? in 
said report and to pass said lorder. 

The motion prevailed and isaid 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Gormick, Kimball, Merriam, Gross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke— 62. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
p asised : 

Ordered, That the Gommissioner 
of Buildings and the Commissioner 
of Health be and are hereby di- 
rected to issue permilt to B. Burg- 
chardt to complete repairs on frame 
cottage at 6521 South Racine ave- 
nue. 



Robert Lundstrom: Maintenance of 
Building. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the repoirt of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an order directing that 
Robert Lundstrom be permitted to 
maintain and occupy building at 154 
West 119th street, deferred and 
published December 30, 1915, page 
2740. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pasa the substi- 
tute order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
substitute order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

yec[5_Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 



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Hickey, Doyle, Martin; Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Gross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 62. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
are hereby directed to permi|t 
Robert Lundstrom to maintain and 
occupy, as at present constructed, 
the building located at 154 Wes|t 
119th street, provided that an out- 
side wooden stairway three feet in 
width shall be consltructed from the 
window in the east bedroom of the 
front flat on the second floor. 



Louis Newman: Permit to Erect 
Garage (Rescinding). 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an order rescinding an or- 
der passed November 29, 1915, di- 
recting issuance of a permit to 
Louis Newman to erect a garage at 
Nos. 5016-24 Cottage Grove ave- 
nue, deferred and published Decem- 
ber 30, 1915, page 2740. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey. Doyle, Martin. Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tydon, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 



Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger,^ 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 62. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order a& 
passed: 

Ordered, That an order passed by 
[the City Council November 29, 1915, 
(page 2378 of the Journal of tha 
Proceedings of said date) directing 
the Commissioner of Buildings to 
issue a permit to Louis Newman to 
erect a garage at 5016-24 Cottage 
Grove avenue, be and the same 
hereby is rescinded. 



George F. Nixon: Enclosure of 
Porch. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an order directifig that 
George F. Nixon be permitted to 
maintain enclosure of front porch 
on building at 4926 North Rockwell 
street, deferred and published De- 
cember 30, 1915, page 2741. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to p^s the substi- 
tute order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
substitute order was pass^ed, by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam. Cross. 
Tyden. Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Gullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson. Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts. Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 'Geiger, 



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Baiilor, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Ki^nnedv. Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
nio'tt, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke— 62. 

Nai/s — None. 

The following is said order .as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Oommissioners 
of Buildings and Healtth be and they 
are hereby directed to allow George 
F. Nixon to maintain front porch 
enclosure as now constructed at 
4926 North Rockweil street, pro- 
vided that wiithin six months the 
height of the windows in the front 
parlor shall be increased one foot. 



The following is said order a& 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and 
Ithey are hereby directed to allow 
Anton Novak to occupy and main- 
tain the building as now constructed' 
at 2861 Quinn street, provided that 
the closet space adjoining each of 
)the two small bedrooms shall be 
added )to the area of said bedrooms 
by the removal of intervening par- 
titions, and provided, further, that 
whenever a new foundation is 
placed under said building, same 
shall be of masonry and the build- 
ing shall be raised to give a legal 
height to the rooms in the base- 
ment. 



Anton Novak: Occupancy of 
Building. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hail on an order directing that 
Anton Novak be permitted to oc- 
cupy building at 2861 Quinn street, 
deferred and published December 
30, 1915, page 2741. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the sub- 
stitute order submitted therewith. 
The motion prevailed and said 
substitute order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richest, 
Hickey Doyle, Martin, Nance. Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball. Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Genger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke^ — 62. 
Nays — None. 



W. C. Szarmach: Completion of 
Building. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an order directing that W. 
C. Szarmach be permitted to com- 
plete construction of building, de- 
ferred and published December 30, 
1915, page 2742. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the sub- 
stitute order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
substitute order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Gross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Genger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 



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January 10, 1916. 



Buck, Toman, Bl-aha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 62. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and 
they are hereby directed to permit 
W. C. Szarmach to complete con- 
struction of building at 960 West 
31st street according to plans sub- 
mil^ted to the Commissioner of 
Buildings. 



J. W. Wagner: Maintenance of Shed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an order directing that J. 
W. Wagner be .permitted to main- 
tain shed at rear of premises known 
as 7028 South Peoria street, de- 
ferred and published December 30, 
1915, page 2742. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was pasised, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Ric'hert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, K.iellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole. Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blah a, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 62. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings be and he is hereby 
directed to allow J. W. Wagner to 



maintain shed on rear of premises 
located at 7028 South Peoria streejt, 
as originally constructed. 



S. B. Wilson: Maintenance of 
Garage. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an order directing that J. 
B. Wilson be permitted to maintain 
frame garage at rear of premises 
known as 7436 Yates avenue, de- 
ferred and published December 30, 
1915, page 2742. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ord^r. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
der was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole. Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, 
Janke — 62. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings and the Commissioner 
of Health be and they are hereby 
directed to allow J. B. Wilson to 
occupy frame garage in rear of 
7436 Yates avenue, as the same is 
at present constructed. 



Vacation of Alley: in Block Bounded 

by N. Central Av., W. ^ladison 

St., Pine Av. and W. 

Waslifngton Boul. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch moved to 



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proceed to consideration of the re- 
port of the Committee on Schools, 
Fire, Police and Civil Service on an 
ordinance providing for the vaca- 
tion of an alley in the block 
bounded by North Central avenue, 
^^^est Madison street. Pine avenue 
and West Washington boulevard, in 
Lot 31, Block 6, Craft's Addition to 
Austinville, S. W. %, Section 9- 
39-13 (Board of Education, bene- 
ficiary), deferred and published 
December 6, 1915, page 2446. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch moved to con- 
cur in said report and to pass said 
ordinance [printed in Pamphlet No. 
478]. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
dinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas— Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Nichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, CuUerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Keninedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynoh, 
Janke— 62. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

EMMET SCHOOL SITE. 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 4. That all of the east- 
and-west sixteen (16) foot public 
alley lying within lot thirty-one 
(31), block six (6), Craft's Addi- 
tion to Austinville, being Craft's 
Subdivision of west thirty-six and 
one-quarter (36%) acres of south 
foirty-three and three-quarters 
(43%) acres of west half (W. V2) 
of southwest quarter (S. W. %), 



Section nine (9), Township thirty- 
nine (39) North, Range thirteen 
(13), East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Illinois; said 
alley being further described as all 
of the east-amd-W'est public alley 
running west from Pine avenue in 
the block bounded by West Wash- 
ington boulevard, West Madison 
street. Pine avenue and North Cen- 
tral avenue, as colored in red and 
indicated by the words "To Be Va- 
cated" on the plat he^reto attached, 
which plat for greater certainty is 
hereby made a part of this ordi- 
nance; be and the same is hereby 
vacated and closed, inasmuch as 
same is no longer required for pub- 
lic use and the public interests will 
be subserved by such vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation herein 
provided for is made upon the ex- 
press condition that within six (6) 
months after the passage of this or- 
dinance, the Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago shall file for 
record in the office of the Recorder 
of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a 
certified copy of this ordinance. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in full force and 
effect from and after its passage 
and approval, subject, however, to 
the provision of Section two (2) 
hereof. 

Subways in W. 80th and W. 85th 
Sis. (C, R. I. &P. R. R): Re- 
vised Specifications. 

Aid. Michaelson moved to proceed 
to consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Track Elevation on 
an ordinance amending an ordinance 
passed July 13, 1908, to make pro- 
vision for a uniform gradient m 
subway in West 80th street, to ex- 
tend northerly wall of foot passage- 
way in West 85th street, and to ex- 
tend time for completion of work, 
deferred and published December 
20, 1915, page 2643. 
1 The motion prevailed. 



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Aid. Michaelson presiented a 
•second ordinance and moved that it 
be substituted for the ordinancei 
recommended in said report. 

The motion to substitute pre- 
vailed. 

Aid. Michaelson moved to pass 
said substitute o^rdinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
substitute ordinance wasi passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Riohert, 
.Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Nanee, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Cross, 
Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Niohols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Anderson, Smith, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy. Murray, Bow- 
ler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Pretzel, 
Ke^nnedy, Dempsey, Littler, McDer- 
mo'tt, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns. Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. Lyncjh, 
Janke — 62. 

Nm/s — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending an ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance requiring the Chi- 
cago and Western Indiana Rail- 
road Company, the Belt Railway 
Company of Chicago, the Wabash 
Railroad Company, the Chicago 
and Southeastern Railroad Com- 
pany, and the Chicago, Rock 
Island and Pacific Railway Com- 
pany, respectively, to elevate the 
plane of certain of their railway 
tracks within the City of Chicago," 
passed July 13, 1908, and pub- 
lished on pages 1186 to 1234, both 
inclusive, and amended October 
5, 1908, and published on pages 
1369 and 1370, and amended No- 
vember 9, 1908, and published on 
pages 1710 to 1712, both inclu- 
sive, and amended Docembor 14, 
1908, and published on pages 2039 
to 2041, both inclusive, of the of- 
ficial record of the Council Pro- 



ceedings of the City of Chicago 
for the year 1908-1909, and 
amended November 1, 1909, and 
published on pages 1601 to 1604, 
both inclusive, of the official rec- 
ord of the Council Proceedings of 
the City of Chicago for the year 
1909-1910, and amended July 28, 
1913, and published on pages 1825 
to 1848, both inclusive, and 
amended December 22, 1913, and 
published on pages 3203 and 3204, 
of the official record of the Coun- 
cil Proceedings of the City of Chi- 
cago for the year 1913-1914, and 
amended January 25, 1915, and 
published on pages 3172 to 3175, 
both inclusive, and amended Feb- 
ruary 8, 1915, and published on 
pages 3444 and 3445, and further 
■amended December 20, 1915, and 
published on pages 2693 to 2695, 
of the official record of the Coun- 
cil Proceedings of the City of 
Chicago for the year 1915-1916. 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance of 
July 13, 1908, under the head of 
"Foot Passageway in West Eighty- 
fifth Street, Under the Chicago, 
Rock Island and Pacific Railway" 
and the amendatory ordinance of 
July 28, 1913, under the head of 
"Subway in West Eightieth Street, 
Under the Chicago, Rock Island and 
Pacific Railway" and "Section 3" of 
the amendatory ordinance of Jan- 
uary 25, 1915, be and the same are 
hereby amended so that they shall 
read as follows: 

"Subway in West Eightieth Street, 
Under the Tracks of the Chicago, 
Rock Island and Pacific Railway. 
(Street 66.0 feet wide.') 

The depression of the street shall 
be sufficient to make the elevation 
of the floor of the subway not less 
than 9.6 feet above city datum. This 
level shall extend on the east ten 
feet beyond the east portal of the 
subway and on the west ton foot 
beyond the west portal of the sub- 
way. From this level the approach 



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on the west side shall extend on a 
grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 
100 feet to a connection with the 
present surface of West Eightieth 
street, and the approach on the east 
side of the subway shall be such as 
to give a uniform gradient between 
the floor of the subway of the Chi- 
cago. Rock Island and Pacific Rail- 
way and the floor of the subway of 
the Chicago and Western Indiana 
Railroad. 

Width between walls of subway, 
66.0 feet. 

Width of roadway 46.0 feet in 
subway. 

Width of sidewalksi 10.0 feet each 
in subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks 
-outside of the subway in West 
Eightieth street shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of the sidewalks 
shall be uniform with the roadway 
and 0.5 of a foot above the level of 
the crown of the roadway. Two 
lines of posts may be placed in the 
curb lines and inside thereof and 
one line of posts in the center of the 
roadway to support the superstruc- 
ture. 

Clear head-room 12.0 feet. 

"Foot Passageway in Wiest Eighty- 
fifth Street, Under the Chicago, 
Rock Island and Pacific Railway. 
(Street 66.0 feet wide.) 
The northerly wall of said pas- 
sageway shall be located on a line 
described as follows: Beginning at 
a point in the northeasterly line of 
Givins Court, said point being ten 
feet distant from and measured at 
right angles southeasterly from the 
original southeasterly right of way 
line of the Chicago, Rock Island and 
Pacific Railway; thence northwest- 
erly from said initial point to the 
intersection between the westerly 
right of way line of the Chicago, 
Rock Island and Pacific Railway, and 
the north line of West Eighty-fifth 
street produced across South Hal- 
sted street. 



The southerly wall of said pas- 
sageway shall be located at a dis- 
tance of twelve (12) feet measured 
at right angles from and parallel to 
said north wall. 

The depression of the street in 
Givins Court sball be sufficient to 
make the elevation of the floor at 
the portal of the passageway not 
less than i8.25 feet above city 
datum. From this elevation the 
floor of the passageway shall rise 
on a grade not to exceed one-quar- 
ter (%) of an inch per foot to a 
connection with the sidewalk in 
Halsted street subway at an eleva- 
tion of 20.25 feet above city datum. 
From this elevation of the floor of 
the east portal of the subivay the 
approach shall extend on a grade of 
not to exceed one-quarter (%) of 
an inch per foot to a connection 
with the present surface of the side- 
walk on the northeasterly side of 
Givins Court. 

Width of passageway 12.0 feet. 
Clear head-room shall not be less 
than 10.0 feet. 

"Section 3. The time within.which 
the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific 
Railway Company is required to 
complete the work to be performed 
under the terms of the ordinance 
passed by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, July 13, 1908, (and 
appearing in the printed Journal of 
the Council Proceedings of said 
date, at pages 1186 to 1284, inclu- 
sive, as subsequently amended) be 
and the same is hereby extended to 
Decetober 31, A. D. i946: 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
take effect from and after its pas- 
sage and approval; provided, how- 
ever, this ordinance shall be null 
and void unless the Chicago, Rock 
Island and Pacific Railway Company 
shall file with the City Clerk of the 
City of Chicago its acceptance of 
this amendment within thirty (30) 
days after the passage and approval 
of this amendment whereby said 
company shall undertake to do and 



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perform all the matters and things 
required of it by this ordinance to 
be performed; and all the provisions 
of the ordinance of July 13, 1908, 
and the amendatory ordinances of 
October 5, 1908, November 9, 1908, 
December 14, 1908, November 1,' 
1909, July 13, 1913, December 22,' 
1913, January 25, 1915, February 8, 
1915, and December 20, 1915, shall 
apply to all things provided for and 
embraced in this ordinance, unless 
otherwise specified, and the rights, 
obligations, powers and duties of 
the various railroads herein men- 
tioned shall be construed the same 
in all respects as if said ordinance 
of July 13, 1908, and the amenda- 
tory ordinances of October 5, 1908, 
November 9, 1908, December 14, 
1908, November 1, 1909, July 28, 
1913, December 22, 1913, January 
25, 1915, February 8, 1915, and De- 
cember 20, 1915, had originally con- 
tained all the matters and things 



contained in this amendatory ordi- 
nance. 



MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 

Motion to Take From File and 
Recommit. 

Aid. Fisher moved that the claim 
of Donald Ross, placed on file June 
15, 1914, be taken from file and re- 
referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed. 



Adjournment. 

Aid. Healy moved that the Coun- 
cil do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the 
Council stood adjourned to meet on 
Wednesday, January 19, 1916, at 
2:00 o'clock P. M. 





CITY CLERK 






rr'i 



COPY 



JOURNAIi 



OF THE 



PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY OOUNOIL 

OF THE 

CITY OF" CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Wednesday, January 19, 1916 

2:00 O'CLOCK P. M. 

(Council Chamber, City Hall.) 



OFFICIAL BOARD. 

Present — Hon. Wm. Hale Thomp- 
son, Mayor, aJnd Aid. Goughlin, 
Kenna, Norris, DePriest, Stern, Wer- 
ner, Rioheirt, Hickey, Martin, Nanc©, 
McCormdck, Kimball, Merriam, 
Cross, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, Mc- 
Niehols, Kliausi, Pettkoske, Gulllerton, 
Mulac, Kermer, Ray, Anderson, 
Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, SitK Healy, 
Murray, Bowler, Powers, Fick, Mil- 
ler, Krauisie, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Liipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fiisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch and Janke. 

Absent — Aid. Doyle, Walkowiak 
and Watson. 



Call to Order. 

At 2:00 o'clock P. M. (the hour 
appointed for the meeting), the 
Mayor called the Council to order. 



Quorum. 

The Clerk called (the roll of mem- 
bers, and there was found to be 



A quorum present. 



JOURNAL. 

Aid. Healy moved to correct the 
printed record of the Proceedings of 
the regular mieeting held Monday, 
January 10, 1916, as submitted by 
ftihe City Clerk, by striking out there- 
from the following language: 



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"Petition: Disconnection of Cer- 
tain Territory. 

"ALSO, 

"A petition of Lester F. Clow 
for the disconnection from the 
City of Chicago of a tract of land 
deisicribed as follows : that part of 
the West 1/2 of the West V2 of the 
Southwest 1/4 of Section Thirty 
(30), Township Forty (40) North, 
Rang'© Thirteen (13), East of the 
Third Principal Meridian, lying 
north of Grand avenaie (except- 
ing Joseph Bouch's Addition to 
Mont Clare, and also excepting the 
North % of said West 1/2 of the 
West 1/2 of the Southwest ^ of 
Section Thirty (30), Township 
Forty (40) No-rth, Range Thir- 
teen (13), East of the Third Prin- 
cipal Meridian), in Cook County, 
Illinois, which was 

"Referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary .'- 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to approve said 
printed record, as corrected, as the 
Journal of thie Proceedings of said 
meeting, and to dispense with the 
reading of same. 

The motion prevailed. 



Communications from the Mayor, 
City Clerk, City Comptroller, Com- 
missioner of Public Works and 
other City Officers, Departments 
and Branches of the City Govern- 
ment 



Report of Releases from House of 
Correction. 

The Clerk presented a r<efport sub- 
mitted by His Honor 'the Mayor, 
containing a list of the names of 
per&onis released by him from the 
Hoiuse of Correction during the three 
weeks ended January 15, 1916, to- 
gether with the cause of each re- 
lease, which wasi ordered 

Placed on file. 



Veto: Ordinance for Vacation of 

Parts of Bross Av. and Adjacent 

Alleys. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message : 

Office of the Mayor, | 
Chicago, January 19, 1916.| 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen — I return herewith 
without my approval an ordinance 
passied by your Honorable Body 
January 10, vacating parts of Bross 
avenue and iparts of certain alleys, 
for the reason set forth in the at- 
tached com muni cation from the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor, 

The following communication was 
submitted with said veto message: 

Department of Public Works,] 

Commissioner's Office, j^ 

Chicago, January 17, 191 6.J 

Eon. William Hale Thompson, 
Mayor: 

Dear Sir — The following is a copy 
of a letter received by me today from 
Mr. N. F. Murray, Superintendent of 
Sidew^alks, Board of Local Improve- 
ments!: 

At the meeting of the City 
Council on January 10, an ordi- 
nance was) passed (see page 2859 
of Journal, left-hand column), 
vacating parts of Bross avenue 
and parts of certain alley. 

There is a matter in conTiection 
with the physical layout of this 
locality, which I believe your at- 
tention should be called to. 

On September 3, 1869, prior to 
annexation by the City, the au- 
thorities' of the town of Cicero 
vacated the wesi 20 feet of 
Western avenue from the Illinois 
and Miohigian Canal south. The 
west V'2 of Western avenue, as 
originally platted, was- open 60 
feet from the section line. This 



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vacation ordinance was recorded 
June 14, 1878, page 285, Cicero 
Records. 

On June 25, 1888, this ordinance 
was reipealed, the repealing or- 
dinance being recorded March 23, 
1892, Documeint No. 1632086. 

In the meantime, parts of this 
20-foot strip had been built on 
by prop'erty owners having lots 
fronting on same, and on July 
15, 1915, the City Council passed 
an ordinance establishing the west 
line of Western avenue at 40 feet 
west of the section line. 

The entire occupation of Block 
32 seems to bave been moved 
eastward, land as a res(ult, ithe east 
line of Artesian avenue, whioh 
is the west boundary line of Block 
32, as occupied between the north 
line O'f 341th istreet and the alley 
fiDst south of Bross avenu'e, is 
16 feet 3 inches east of the east 
istreet line as platted, making Ar- 
tesian avenue about 82 feet 3 
inches wide on the ground. 

The owners ^of ithis frontage, 
whioh is occupied by dwellings, 
have all constructed their cement 
sidewalks along the east line of 
occupation, and in order to con- 
tinue this walk to the cement 
isiidewalk now icons tructed on Bross 
avenue, it will be necessary toi 
jog it 16 feet 3 inches to the 
west, unless 16 feet 3 inches is 
taken off the westerly end of Lots 
8 to 13, both inclusive. Subdivi- 
sion of that part north of the al- 
ley of Block 32, in S. J. Walker's 
Subdivision, owned by the Cole 
Manufacturing Company, which I 
have marked in yellow on the 
accomipanying white print, show- 
ing the property vacated under 
the ordinanoe of January 10, 1916. 
I am reiporlting this to you so 
that you may be advised of con- 
ditions before the ordinance in 
question Anally becomes effective. 
In view of the facts as above re- 
ported by Mr. Murray, I recommend 
a veto of the ordinance in question, 



re-referring the matter to the Com- 
mittee on Local Industries for fur- 
ther consideration. 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) W. R. Moorhouse, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 

Aid. Healy moved to reconsider 
the vote by which said ordinance, 
vetoed by His Honor the Mayor, was 
paisised. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid, Healy moved to recommit 
said ordinance to the Committee on 
Local Industries. 

The motion iprevailed. 



Appointments: Members of Citizens' 
Traffic and Safety Commission. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, 
which was ordered published and 
placed on file: 

Office of the Mayor,] 
Chicago, January 19, 1916.] 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I have the honor to 
appoint the following aisi members 
of the Citizens' Traffic and Safety 
Commission authorized by an or- 
dinance passed by your Honorable 
Body at its meeting December 6th, 
1915: 

C. G. Osborne, 220 South State 

street, 
William H. Wade, 2507 Oottagie 

Grove avenue, 
Gridley Adams, 504 Diversey 
parkway. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Appointment: Chas. C. Stewart ' 
(Member. Board of Examin- 
ers of Mason Contractors). 

also, 

The following communication : 



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Office of the Mayor,] 
Chicago, January 19, 1916.} 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In oonformity with 
the law I hereby appoint Charles C. 
Stewart as member of the Board of 
Examineris) of Mason Contradtors, to 
succeed John Campbell, whose term 
has expired, and respectfully ask 
the concurrence of your Honorable 
Body. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in the 
foregoing appointment. 

Aid. Buck objected to considera- 
tion of said appointment and raised 
the point of order that under the 
Council's rules of procedure said 
appointment should be referred to 
a committee. 

The Chair overruled the point of 
order. 

Aid. McCormick moved to defer 
consideration of said appointment 
for one week. 

Aid. Healy moved to lay on the 
table the motion to defer. 

The motion to lay on the table 
prevailed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Coughliif Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Werner, Hickey, Martin, 
Block, Vanderbilt, Cullerton, Mulac, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Szym- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Mur- 
ray, Fick, Miller, Geiger, Bauler, 
Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, Had- 
• erlein, Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pret- 
zel, Lipps, Dempsey, Littler, Rea, 
. Fisher, Michaelson, Blaha, Janke — 
39. 

Nays — Stern, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, McNichols, 
Klaus, Pettkoske, Kerner, Ray, 
Rodriguez, Powers, Kennedy, Mc- 
Dermott, Hrubec, Bergen, Kearns, 
Buck, Thos. J. Lynch — 19. 

The question being put on the 



motion to concur in said appoint- 
ment, the motion prevailed, by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Werner, Richert, Hickey, 
Martin, Nance, Kimball, Block, 
Vanderbilt, Pettkoske, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Anderson, 
Smith, Lawley, Szymkowski, Zwief- 
ka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Fick, 
Miller, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Dempsey, Littler, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, Blaha, 
Janke — 46. 

Nay^—^ievn, McCormick, Mer- 
riam, Tyden, McNichols, Klaus, 
Rodriguez, Kennedy, McDermott, 
Hrubec, Kearns, Buck, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 13. 

Official Bond of Chas. C. Stewart: 
Approval. 

ALSO, 

The official bond of Chas. C. 
Stewart as a member of the Board 
of Examiners of Mason Contractors, 
in the penal sum of $5,000.00, with 
The Aetna Accident and Liability 
Company and the Hartford Acci- 
dent and Indemnity Company as 
sureties. 

Aid. Healy moved to approve said 
bond. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas 
and nays as. follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, Kimball, 
Merriam, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Kerner, Ray, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, Gei- 
ger, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, McDermott, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, 
Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Mi- 



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2885 



chaelson, Buck, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 61. 
Nays — McGormick — 1 . 

Inspector of Oils: Monthly Report 
(December, 1915). 

ALSO, 

The following report of the In- 
spector of Oils for the month of 
December, 1915, which was ordered 
placed on file : 

Total number of barrels in- 
spected December, 1915.. .100,059 
Total number lof barrels in- 
spected December, 1914... 67,708 

Total increase of barrels 
inspected December, 

1915 32,351 

Receipts. 

Total number of barrels 
inspected December, 
1915, 100,059 at 6 cents. $6,003.54 
Expenses. 

Pay Roll for month of De- 
cember $1,277.71 

Paul Henderson, money 
advanced to Deputy In- 
spectors for miscellane- 
ous expenses in their 
districts during the year 
1915 97.85 

City Collector, street car 
books for Deputy In- 
spectors for the month 
of November and De- 
cember 42.40 

City Collector, 1/2 gross 
lead pencils 1.32 

McDonald & Kaitehuck 
Printing Company, 2,000 
bill heads 7.05 

Fuller, Morrison Co., 5 gal. 
Denatured Alcohol 2.75 

Remington Typewriter Co., 

repairing machines .... .75 

$1,429.83 
Total net Receipts for 
Month of December, 

1915 $4,573.71 

(Signed) . Paul Henderson, 

City Oil Inspector. 



City Physician : Monthly Report 
(December, 1915). 

ALSO, 

A report of the City Physician 
for the month of December, 1915, 
which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



Civil Service Commission: Annual 
Report for 1915. 

ALSO, 

A report of the Civil Service 
Commission for the year 1915, 
which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



CITY CLERK. 



Report of Acceptances and Bonds. 

The City Clerk submitted a re- 
port of acceptances and bonds un- 
der ordinances, filed in his office 
and not previously reported to the 
Council, which was ordered printed 
in the Journal and 

Placed on file. 

Said report reads as follows: 

Office of the City Clerk,) 
Chicago, January 19, 1916.) 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and 

City Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with 
the provisions of the Code, I hereby 
make report of acceptances and 
bonds filed in this office : 

Clarence S. Piggott: Acceptance 
and Bond, ordinance of November 
15, 1915, pipe; filed January 12, 
1916. 

Robert M. Schrayer: Acceptance 
and Bond, ordinance of December 
10, 1915, switch track; filed De- 
cember 29. 1915. 

Respectfully yours, 
(Signed) John Siman, 

City Clerk. 



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Janiuary 19, 1916. 



License Bonds: Elimination of Some 
Suggested. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, 
which was, together with the state- 
ment transmitted therewith, re- 
ferred to the Committee on Ju- 
diciary : 

Office of the City Clerk,] 
Chicago, January 19, 1916.] 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith 
a list showing licenses issued by the 
City Clerk in connection with which 
bonds are required to be filed under 
the City ordinances. 

I respectfully suggest that the 
question of requiring such bonds 
be taken up, with a view of elim- 
inating such of them as confer no 
particular advantage upon the City 
but which are an inconvenience and 
a hardship to many individuals. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) John Siman, 

City Clerk. 



Juvenile Detention Home: Monthly 
Reports (December, 1915). 

ALSO, 

A report of the Superintendent 
of the Juvenile Detention Home, to- 
gether with medical and dental re- 
ports of said institution, for the 
month of December, 1915, which 
were ordered 

Placed on file. 



Fenders on Motor Vehicle Trucks: 
Enforcement of Ordinance. 

ALSO, 

The following resolution, which 
was ordered published and placed 
onnie: ^ 

To the Mayor and City Council of 

Chicago: 

Whereas, The Catholic Women's 
League has been called upon to 



mourn the death of one of its 
charter membersi — ^our dear friend, 
Catherine Goggin — whose tragic 
death has cast isorrow over the City, 
State and Nation; and 

Whereas, The accident which 
caused her death occurred at a dark 
and dangerous coTner — North Clark 
and Eugenie isitreets — and by a 
noiseless electric auto-truck, with- 
outt the protecting fender required 
by law; and 

Whereas, Her multitude of 
friends and Ithe public generally be- 
lieve her death might have been 
prevented, had the truck been 
equipped with a proper fender; now 
therefore, be it 

Resolved, That, in order to safe- 
guard and proftect the lives of our 
citizens the Catholic Women's 
League shall respectfully request 
his Honor the Mayor, and the City 
Council, to take 'Siteps immediately 
to enforce the ordinance requiring 
fenders on all auto-trucks; or to 
enact, at once, such legislation as 
will so safeguard and prdtect the 
lives of the public; and be it further 

Resolved and Requested, That all 
isuch dangerous crossings be, at 
once, equipiped with bright lights 
and danger signals; land be it also 

Resolved, That these resolutions 
be made la part of the records of the 
Catholic Womien's League, and that 
a copy of same be is'ent to his Honor 
the Mayor and the City Council, be- 
fore the time of their next meeting. 



Motion Pictures: in Public School 
Buildings. 

ALSO. 

The following communicati'on, 
which was ordered published and 
placed on file: 

Committee on Public Affairs.] 
Chicaco. Ja.nuary 18, lOlG.f 

Mr. John Siman, City Clerk, Chicago: 

Dear Sir — At a meeting of the 
Committee on Public Affairs, held 



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Saiuixlay, January 15, 1916, it was 
unanimously voted that the City 
Council be urged to secure the edu- 
cational privilege of presenting mo- 
tion pictures in the public school 
buiildings) of Chicago. 

Trusting that this opportunity 
may be placed wilthin the reach of 
our school children, I am 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) Clara F. Hoover, 

Secretary. 



Street Railway in N. Franklin St.: 
Frontage Consents. 

ALSO, 

A petition containing frontage 
consents of property owners to the 
construction of a street railway in 
North Franklin street from West 
Washington streeft to West Lake 
street, which was 

Referred to the Commissioner of 
Public Worksi for verification. 



Obstructions on Sidewalks and 
Streets: Petition for Re- 
moval. 

ALSO, 

A petition of reisidients of "Wood- 
lawn", urging that all goodS', wares, 
signs and other obstructions on 
streets and sidewalks be ordered 
removed, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 



I. C. R. R. Co.: Elevation of Certain 
Tracks. 

ALSO, 

A resolution from the Windsor 
Park and Cheltenham Businesig 
Men's Association, urging that the 
Illinois Central Railroad Company 
be required! to elevate certain of its 
railroad tracks, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Track Elevation. 



Beatrice Creamery Co.: Elevated 
Switch Track across S. Dear- 
born St., North of W. 16th St. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance grantinig permis- 
sion and aulthority to the Beatrice 
Creamery Company to consltruct, 
maintain and operate an elevated 
switch track over and across South 
Dearborn street north of West 16th 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Lo- 
cal Industries. 



Motor Vehicles: Locking Device. 

ALSO, 

A communicationi from thie Lox- 
auto Manufacturing Company sug- 
gesting the use of a particular lock- 
ing device for mdtor vehicles, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 



Sam Arado: Water Pipe and Sewer 
Connections. 

ALSO, 

Orders directing that permits be 
issued to Sam Arado to make isewer 
and water pipe connectioTis aJt the 
northwest corner of Harlem and 
West Grand avenoifeisi, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. ) 



League of American Municipalities: 

Dues of City of Chicago for 

1916. 

ALSO, 

A communicia)tion from the Sec- 
retary of the League of American 
Municipalities, transmitting a state- 
ment of dues of the City in said 
league for the year 1916, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 



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Claim: F. R. Otis Estate. 

ALSO, 

A claim of the F. R. Otis Estate 
for a refund of permit fee, whic^h 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 



City Depositaries: Approval of New 
Bonds. 

The Clerk presented the following 
communication submitted by tho 
City Comptroller: 

Department op Finance. | 
Chicago, January 19^ 1916.] 

To the Honorable, the Mayor o;nd 
Aldermen, in City Council Asr- 
sembled: 

Gentlemen — Under an ordinance 
passed by your Honorable Body on 
December 30, 1915, the City Comp- 
troller was authorized to accept the 
bids of certain banks for interest on 
City funds and the said banks were 
designated as depositaries for City 
funds subject to the conditions 
named in said ordinance. The bonds 
of the said banks as depositaries 
were also approved on the same 
date by the City Council. 

After the passage of the said or- 
dinance, I was advised by the Corp- 
oration Counsel that, inasmuch as 
there had been a change in the con- 
dition under which the bids of these 
depositaries were submitted and 
under which they had obligated 
themselves by the said bonds, it was 
advisable for me to call for an ac- 
ceptance of the new condition and 
to require them to present new 
bonds in accordance therewith. 

Acting on this advice, I have se- 
cured such acceptances from all of 
the depositaries so named by your 
Honorable Body, and I have also se- 
cured new bonds 'embodying the ad- 
ditional condition included in said 



ordinance from nearly all of said^ 
depositaries, which I submit here-' 
with for your approval. Several of 
these new bonds have not yet been 
presented to me owing to the ab- 
sence of persons whose signatures 
are necessary, but I am informed 
that they will be turned in to me as 
soon as they can be properly exe- 
cuted, at which time I will submit 
suich additional bonds for your ap- 
proval. 

The bonds of the depositaries 
named in the draft of the ordinance 
which accompanies this letter have 
been approved as to form by the 
Corporation Counsel and the suf- 
ficiency of same and the responsi- 
bility of the sureties has been passed 
upon, and I therefore recommend 
the passage of the ordinance ap- 
proving same, submitted herewith. 

Yours respectfully, 

(Signed) Eugene R. Pike, 

Comptroller. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of the ordinance sub- 
mitted with the foregoing commu- 
nication. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
Stern, Werner, Richert, Martin, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodri- 
guez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, 
Sitts, Healy, Murray, Bowler, Pow- 
ers, Fick, Miller, Krause, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, K,jellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein Gnadt, Link, Capitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Kennedy, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Ber- 
gen, Kearns. Rea, Fisher, Michael- 
son. Buck. Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — ^60. 

Nays — None. 



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The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the bonds sub- 
mitted by the following named 
National .and State Banks who were 
designated as depositaries for City 
funds under an ordinance passed on 
December 30, 1915, and appearing 
on pages 2770 to 2772 of the Jour- 
nal of the Proceedings of the City 
Council of that date, and who have 
accepted the conditions named in 
said ordinance and presented new 
bonds in accordance with the said 
conditions and have otherwise 
qualified to act as City Depositaries, 
be and the same are- hereby ap- 
proved, in accordance with the rec- 
ommendation of the City Comp- 
troller : 

Bank Bond 

Central Trust Company 

of Illinois $1,000,000 

Continental and Commer- 
cial National Bank.... 2,000,000 
Continental and Commer- 
cial Trust & Savings 

Bank 1,500,000 

The First National Bank 

of Chicago 2,000,000 

First Trust & Savings 

Bank 2,000,000 

Foreman Bros. Banking ^ 

Co 750,000 

Fort Dearborn National 

Bank 1,000,000 

Hibernian Banking As- 
sociation 1,500,000 

Illinois Trust & Savings 

Bank 2,000,000 

National Bank of the Re- 
public 1,000,000 

National City Bank of 

Chicago 700,000 

State Bank of Chicago. . . 1,500,000 
Union Trust Company. . . 750,000 

Aetna State Bank 100,000 

American State Bank 250,000 

Atlas Exchange National 

Bank 100,000 

Auburn State Bank of 

Chicago 100,000 



Bank 


Bond 


Austin National Bank... 


62,500 


Austin State Bank 


100,000 


The Bowmanvilfe Nation- 




al Bank 


30,000 


Capital State Savings 




Bank 


50,000 


Central Manufacturing 




District Bank 


150,000 


Chicago City Bank and 




Trust Company 


250,000 


Chicago Savings Bank and 




Trust Company 


400,000 


Citizens State Bank of 




Lake View 


100,000 


Citizens Trust & Savings 




Bank 


35,000 


Citv State Bank 


27,500 


Depositors State and Sav- 




ings Bank 


150,000 


Drexel State Bank of Chi- 




cago 


175,000 


Drovers National Bank. . . 


500,000 


Drovers Trust & Savings 




Bank 


150,000 


Englewood State Bank. . . 


100,000 


Fidelity State Bank 


12,500 


First National Bank of 




Ensflewood 


100,000 


Fort Dearborn Trust and 




Savings Bank 


300,000 


Franklin Trust & Savings 




Bank 


237,500 


FuUerton-Southport State 




Savings Bank 


100,000 


Garfield Park State Sav- 




ings Bank 


120,000 


Greenebaum Sons Bank & 




Trust Company 


350,000 


Halsted Street State Bank 


220,000 


A. H. Hill & Co. State 




Bank 


125,000 


Home Bank & Trust Com- 




nanv 


50,000 


Illinois State Bank of 




Chicago 


50,000 


Interstate National Bank 




of Hegewisch 


20,000 


The Irving Park National 




Bank 


55,000 


The Jefferson Park Na- 




tional Bank 


30,000 


Kaspar State Bank 


100,000 


Krause State Savings 




Bank 


100,000 



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Bank Bond 

Lake and State Savings 

Bank 150,000 

Lake View Trust and 

Savings Bank 275,000 

Lake View State Bank. . . 100,000 

Lawndale State Bank 125,000 

Lincoln State Bank of 

Chicago 75,000 

Lincoln Trust & Savings 

Bank 100,000 

Live Stock Exchange Na- 
tional Bank 500,000 

Logan Square Trust & 

Savings Bank 100,000 

Madison & Kedzie State 
Bank . . 125,000 

Market Trust and Sav- 
ings Bank 100,000 

Marquette Park State 
Bank 50,000 

Mercantile Trust and 
Savings Bank of Chi- 
cago 150,000 

Michigan Avenue Trust 
Company 100,000 

Mid-City Trust & Savings 
Bank 300,000 

Morgan Park State Bank 12,000 

North Avenue State Bank 100,000 

North Side State Savings 
Bank 25,000 

North-Western Trust & 

Savings Bank 400,000 

North West State Bank. . 100,000 

Ogden Avenue State Bank 100,000 

People's Stock Yards State 
Bank 350,000 

People's Trust and Sav- 
ings Bank of Chicago. . 375,000 

Phillip State Bank 100,000 

Pioneer State Savings 
Bank 100,000 

Pullman Trust & Savings 
Bank 300,000 

The Ravenswood National 

Bank : 25,000 

Rogers Park National 
Bank 30,000 

Roseland State Savings 

Bank 125,000 

SchilY and Company State 

Bank 125,000 

Security Bank of Chicago 250,000 



Bank Bond 

Second Security Bank of 

Chicago 100,000 

Sheridan Trust & Savings 
Bank 75,000 

Sixty-third & Halsted 

State Savings Bank. . . . 115,000 

South Chicago Savings 
Bank 100,000 

South Side State Bank. . . 120,000 

South-West Merchants 
State Bank 125,000 

South-West Trust & Sav- 
ings Bank 115,000 

Standard Trust & Savings 
Bank : 500,000 

State Bank of West Pull- 
man 10,000 

Stockmen's Trust and 

Savings Bank 250,000 

The Stock Yards Savings 
Bank 275,000 

Union Bank of Chicago. . 600,000 

United State Bank of Chi- 
cago 100,000 

Washington Park Nation- 
al Bank 60,000 

Wendell State Bank 50,000 

West Englewood Ashland 

State Bank 100,000 

The West Side Trust & 
Savings Bank 450,000 

West Town State Bank.. 100,000 

Woodlawn Trust and Sav- 
ings Bank 150,000 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from 
and after its passage and approval. 



DEPARTMENT OF GAS AND 
ELECTRICITY. 



Poles of Utility Companies: Pur- 
chase by City. 

The Clerk presented the following 
communication submitted by the 
Commiis'sionerof Gas and Electricity, 
which was, together with the or- 
dinance submitted therewith, re- 
ferred to [he Commiittee on Streets 
and Alleys: 



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2891 



Department of Gas and 
Electricity, 
Chicago. January 15, 1916. 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and 
City Council, City of Chicago: 
Gentlemen — Th^ franchises of 
tlie Chicago Telephone Company and 
the Commonwealth Edison Company 
contain a provision under which 
they are obligated to furnish the 
City with the use of the top cross 
armis on their pole lines. Under 
the authority of this proviision the 
City has wires insltalled on the poles 
of these public utility companies in 
many locations throughout the city. 

In case® where the companies in- 
stall the service underground or 
make some change therein, they 
vacate these poles. It frequently oc- 
curs that the City is (then the only 
occupant of the poles, and there are 
instances on record where we have 
held these pole lines many years 
after ithey were vacated by the 
original owners. 

The companies object to being 
held responsible for the proper 
maintenance of these poles for long 
periods of time after they have no 
further use for same, and we have 
been reauested in many instances to 
assume ownership, thus relieving 
(the companies from any further 
responsibility. 

Considerable correspondence has 
passed between this department, the 
Telephone Company and the Corpo- 
ration Counsel's office regarding 
transfer of isuch poles or pole lines 
to the City, and I enclose herewith 
draft of proposed form of ordinance 
which will allow ithis department to 
assumie ownership of such pole lines 
a's may be deemed to be for the best 
interests of the City of Chicago. A 
special bill of sale form to be used 
in the transfer of each individual 
line of poles has been presented by 
the company and has been approved 
as ito form by the Corporation Coun- 
sel. A copy of same is lenclosed 
herewith. The amount involved in 



each instance is rarely more than 
$1.00. 

I would respectfully requieist that 
this ordinance, which was prepared 
by the Corporation Counsel, be 
passed at an early dalte, in order 
that the City may take over these 
pole lines where this department is 
the sole occupant and where it is 
believed to the City's advantage so 
to do. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) William G. Keith, 

Commissioner. 



DEPARTMENT OF LAW. 



Quality of Gas: Prosecutions for 
Violations of Ordinance. 

The Clerk presented the follow- 
ing communication submitted by 
the Corporation Counsel, which was 
referred to the Committee on Gas, 
Oil and Electric Light : 

Department of Law,j 
Chicago, January 14, 1916.J 

Hon. John Siman, City Clerk: 

Dear Sir — Replying to yours of 
the 13th inst., transmitting report 
for the month of November. 1915, of 
the Bureau of Gas, ishowing viola- 
tions of Section 1033, Chicago Code 
of 1911, and requesting la report for 
the City Council as to what action 
has been taken, if any, on similar 
reports iheretofore referred to this 
department, we beg to advise that 
on July 16, 1915, five suits were 
commenced in the Municipal Comrt 
against the Gas Company on tests 
made at the municipal gas testing 
stations for violations of the gas 
ordinance. These suits are num- 
bered 657775-76-77-78 and 79. 
From time to time since their com- 
mencement, on account of engage- 
ment of Counsel, they have been 
continued, and are now on the call 
of Judge Courtney, set for January 
20th. 



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This office luais notified the law 
firm of Sears, Meagher & Whitney, 
attorneys for the Gas Company, that 
we shall insist upon the cases being 
tried when called on January 20th. 
The particular violations relied 
on in the pending cases showed 
tests as follows : 
May 10. 1915—3547 Janssen 

'avenue, 8:30 p. m 21.07 

May 17, 1915—3547 Janssen 

avenue, 11 :25 a. m 20.45 

May 24, 1915— City Hall. 6:45 

p. m.. 18.84 

July 3, 1915 — 3547 Janssen ave- 
nue, 12:01 a. m 20.00 

July 3, 1915 — 3547 Janssen ave- 
nue, 12:15 a. m 20.10 

The ordinance requires 22-candle 
-power to he maintained at all times. 
Other suits will follow for viola- 
tions as ighown hy isubsequent re- 
ports from the Gas Bureau in event 
of succes's in those cases now await- 
ing trial. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed) Louis B. Anderson, 

Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Approved : 

Samuel A. Ettelson, 

Corporation Counsel. 



DEPARTMENT OF POLICE. 

Fenders on Motor Trucks: Non- 
Enforcement of Ordinance. 

The Clerk presented the following 
communication submitted by the 
General Superintendent of Police : 

Office of the General Superin-1 
tendent of Police, 
Chicago, January 19, 1916. 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemenj — In answer to your 
request of January 10, 1916, for a 
report as to why I have not given 
effect to the ordinance requiring 
fenders to be placed on auto cars 
or trucks. I beg to say: 

1. In your order requesting this 



information you assume that this 
ordinance makes "it unlawful to 
use within the City Limits any auto 
truck without a fender." By ref- 
erence to the ordinance you will 
find this is not a correct statement 
of what it provides. The language 
used is: 

"It shall be unlawful for any 
person, firm or corporation to 
use and operate within the City 
of Chicago any auto car or truck 
for the purpose of conveying 
therein bundles, parcels, baggage 
or wares, merchandise or other 
similar articles, unless such auto 
car or truck is provided with a 
fender," etc. 

Thus you will see that the ordi- 
nance applies not only to auto 
trucks, but to auto cars; and it 
seems to me that, if valid, it would 
require all automobiles which are 
used "for the purpose of conveying 
therein bundles, parcels, baggage or 
wares," etc., to have fenders, which 
would seem to include taxicabs and 
private cars in which "bundles, 
parcels, baggage or wares" are in 
any way conveyed. 

2. The "Clerical, Mechanical and 
Inspection Bureau of the Depart- 
ment" is by the ordinance required 
to make tests and pass upon the 
design of fenders; but the ordinance 
requires that the fenders "shall be 
approved as efficient by the General 
Superintendent of Police." 

I am obliged to say that I am 
not satisfied that any of the fenders 
so far presented are efiicient. 

3. Furthermore, the bureau 
above referred to has passed only 
on the designs of these fenders as 
applied to certain trucks; it has not 
passed on their design as applied 
to auto cars, also specified in the 
ordinance, which are used to con- 
vey bundles, parcels, baggage, etc. 

4. The Corporation Counsel has 
advised me that, in his opinion, this 
ordinance is invalid and cannot be 
enforced. 

There is now pending in the Cir- 



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cuit Court a case in which the 
court will decide whether the ordi- 
nance is valid or invalid. It is ex- 
pected that that case will be de- 
cided in that court in about two 
weeks. 

5. If I should attempt to enforce 
the ordinance now the result would 
probably be that a few people, who 
cannot afford the expense of litiga- 
tion, would obey, but the great 
majority— and especially those most 
sought to be regulated— would re- 
fuse to do so and take the matter 
into court, so that no progress 
would be made by trying to enforce 
the ordinance before the court has 
passed on its validity. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) G. C. Healey, 

General Superintendent. 

Aid. Kerner thereupon presented 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the report of the 
General Superintendent of Police 
this day communicated to this Coun- 
cil be and the same is hereby re- 
turned to the General Superintend- 
ent of Police, with instructions to 
comply at once with the order of 
the City Council adopted November 
1, 1915. 

Aid. Kerner moved to pass said 
order. 

Aid. Michaelson moved to place 
said order on file. 

Aid. Kerner moved to lay on the 
table the motion to place on file. 

The motion to lay on the table 
prevailed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas—Stern, Werner, Nance, Mc- 
Cormick, Kimball, Merriam, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNicbols, Klaus, 
Kerner, Ray, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Bowler, 
Powers, Krause, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, Hrubec, Bergen, 
Kearns, Buck, Toman, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 34. 

iVays— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 



DePrieist, Richert, Hickey, Martin, 
Cross, Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Sitts, 
Healy, Murray, Fick, Miller, Geiger, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Capitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, O'Toole, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Blaha— 32. 

The question being put on the 
motion to pass said order, the mo- 
tion prevailed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas—Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Nance, McCormick, Kimball, Mer- 
riam, Block, Vanderbilt, McNicbols, 
Klaus, Kerner, Ray, Anderson, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Bowler, Powers, 
Krause, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Link, Capitam, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Hrubec, O'Toole, Bergen, 
Kearns, Fisher, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 44. 

;Vai/s— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Hickey, Martin, Cross, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Smith, 
Lawley, Healy, Murray, Fick, Mil- 
ler, Gnadt, Wm. J. Lynch, Rea, 
Michaelson — 20. 



Aid. Block thereupon, by unani- 
mous consent, presented an order 
directing an investigation of the 
progress made to date in the mat- 
ter of requiring motor vehicle 
trucks to be equipped with fenders. 

Aid. Block moved to pass said or- 
der. 

Unanimous consent being refused 
for consideration of said order. Aid. 
Capitain moved to suspend the 
rules temporarily, to permit such 
consideration. 

The motion to suspend the rules 
prevailed, by yeas and nays as f ol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Kenna, DePriest, Stern, 
Richert, Hickey, Martin, Nance, 
McCormick, Kimball, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNicbols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 



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Szymk'owski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Krause, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Janke* — 56. 

Nays— GoughUn, Werner, Mer- 
riam, Kerner, Ray, Smith, Bergen, 
Thos. J. Lynch — 8. 

Aid. Capitain moved to amend 
said order by striking out there- 
from the words, "Committee on 
Finance", and by inserting in lieu 
thereof the words, "Committee on 
Judiciary". 

The motion to amend prevailed. 

The question being put on the 
passage of said order, as amended, 
the motion prevailed. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Committee on 
Judiciary be and hereby is directed 
to investigate and report what 
progress has been made to date by 
the officials authorized to provide 
a fender for motor trucks in con- 
formity with the provisions of an 
ordinance heretofore passed re- 
quiring the use of motor fenders. 

Aid. Kerner thereupon, by unani- 
mous consent, presented an order 
directing that the Corporation 
Counsel refrain from defending a 
certain suit now pending whereby 
a writ of mandamus is being sought 
against the City to compel enforce- 
ment of a certain ordinance requir- 
ing that motor vehicle trucks be 
equipped with fenders. 

Aid. Kerner moved to pass said 
order. 

Unanimous consent being refused 
for consideration of said order, Aid. 
Kerner moved to suspend the rules 
temporarily, to permit such con- 
sideration. 

The motion to suspend the rules 



was lost, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Nance, McGormick, Kimball, Mer- 
riam, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Ker- 
ner, Ray, Smith, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Bauler, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Link, Capitain, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, McDermott, Hru- 
bec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Ber- 
gen, Kearns, Fisher, Buck, Toman, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 42. 

Nays — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Hickey, Martin, Cullerton, 
Mulac, Anderson, Lawley, Healy, 
Murray, Bowler, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Geiger, Ellison, Gnadi, Rea, 
Michaelson, Blaha — 22. 

Whereupon said order was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC 
SERVICE. 



Telephone Bureau: Monthly Report 
1 (December, 1915.) 

I The Clerk presented a report of 
; the Telephone Bureau, submitted by 
: the Commissioner of Public Service, 
I for the month of December, 1915, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas, 
Oil and Electric Light. 



Gas and Electric Meters: Registra- 
tion of Inspeetoi>s, Etc. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, 
which was referred to the Committee 
on Gas, Oil and Electric Light: 

Department of Public Service,) 
Chicago, January 14, 1916.) 

To the Honorable Mayor and Alder- 
men of the City Council, As- 
sembled: 

Gentlemen — Section 1044 of the 



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2895 



Municipal Code of 1911 provides 
that: "It shall be the duty of every 
person or corporation furnishing gas 
or electricity for illuminating or 
fuel purposes in the city to register 
the name of each and every person 
employed in the caipacity of inspec- 
tor of gas or electric meters, ex- 
aminer or tester of meters, or me- 
ter statement taker, with the Com- 
missioner of Public Works." 

I respecfully request that your, 
Honorable Body amend the above- 
mentioned isection by substituting 
the words "Commissioner of Pulb- 
lic Service" in lieu of the words 
"Commissioner of Public Works" 
so that the register may hereafter 
be filed with this department. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John P. Garner. 

Commissioner of Public Service. 
Approved : 

(Signed) W. R. Moorhouse, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 






DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC 
WORKS. 

Grades: Sundry Streets (Repeal). 

The Clerk presented the following 
communication submitted by the 
Commissioner of Public Works: 
Department of Public Works,] 
Bureau of Sewers, ^ 

Chicago, January 10, 1916.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the 
City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith 
a proposed ordinance for the repeal 
of sundry street grades with the 
recommendation that it be passed at 
the next meeting of the City Council. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) W. R. Moorhouse, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
Recommended by: 
(Signed) William R. Matthews, 

Bench and Grade Engineer. 

(Signed) Geo. E. McGrath, 

Supt., Bureau of Sewers. 



Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of the ordinance sub- 
mitted with the foregoing oommuni- 
cation. 

Aid. Healy moved to pass said or- 
dinance. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
dinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. • Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed : 

AN ordinance 

Repealing such portions of ordi- 
nances heretofore passed as es- 
tablish the grades of sundry 
streets in the City of Chicago. 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That any and all parts 
of ordinances heretofore passed 
which establish the grades of the 
following streets, at the locations 
and at the elevations above Chicago 
City Datum herein indicated, be and 
the same are bereby repealed : 

Elevations 
(In feet) 

At the intersection of LeMoyne 
street and North Kedvale 
avenue (N. 41st court) 25.0 

At the intersection of North 
Harding avenue and West 
Kinzie street 24.4 

At the intersection of North 
Springfield avenue and West 
Kinzie street 24.2 



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Elevations 
(in feet) 

At the intersection of North 
Avers avenue and West Kin- 
zie street 24.0 

At the intersection of North 
Hamilin avenue and West 
Kinzie .street.. 23.8 

At the intersection of North 
Ridgeway avenue and West 
Kinzie street 23.0 

At the intersection of North' 
Lawndale avenue and West 
Kinzie street 23.5 

At the intersecfion of North 
Monticello avenue and West 
Kinzie street .23.4 

On North Central Park avenue, 
100 feet south of West Kin- 
zie street 23.0 

At the intersection of North 
Central Park avenue and 
West Kinzie street 23.2 

On South Ridgeway avenue, 
349 feet south of West 22nd 
street 14.25 

On South Ridgeway avenue, 
757 feet south of West 22nd 
street 14.25 

On South Lawndale avenue, 
617 feet south of West 22nd 
street 14.0 

On Millard avenue, at south 
line of first alley south of 
West 22nd street 14.9 

On Millard avenue, 105 feet 
north of West 23rd street. .14.0 

On West 51st street, 300 feet 
east of South Kedzie avenue. 18.0 

On West 51st street, 630 feet 
east of South Kedzie avenue. 17.8 

On West 53rd street, 311 feet 
west of South Sacramento 
avenue 20.'3 

On West 54th street at west 
curb line of Morgan street. .13.25 

At the intersection of Kenmore 
avenue and Sheridan road 
(Devon avenue) 8.5 

At the intersection of Win- 
throp avenue and Sheridan 
road (Devon avenue) S.O 

On Winthrop avenue, 200 feet 
south of the center line of 
Glonlake avenue 7.3 

On Granville avenue, 250 feet 



Elevations 
(in feet) 

east of Broadway (west 
right of way line of the Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul 
Railway) 9.9 

On Grace street, 300 feet west 
of west line of North Long 
avenue (54th avenuje) 35.25 

On Wallace street at intersec- 
tion of former West 82nd 
street (now vacated) 11.0 

On Wallace street at intersec- 
tion of former West 82nd 
place (now vacated) 10.5 

At the intersection of West 
Kinzie street and Drake ave- 
nue 22.8 

At the intersection of West 
Kinzie street and North St. 
Louis avenue 22.6 

At the intersection of West 
Kinzie street and North 
Trumbull avenue 22.5 

At the intersection of West 
Kinzie street and North Ro- 
man avenue 22.5 

At the intersection of West 
Kinzie street and North 
Spaulding avenue 22.1 

At the intersection of West 
Kinzie street and North 
Sawyer avenue 21.9 

At the intersection of West 
Kinzie street and North Ked- 
zie avenue 21.75 

At the intersection of Franklin 
boulevard and North Homan 
avenue 21.8 

At the intersection of Franklin 
boulevard and North Spauld- 
ing avenue 21.5 

At the intersection of Franklin 
boulevard and North Kedzie 
avenue 21.25 

At the intersection of West 
Kinzie street and North Ked- 
zie avenue 21.75 

On South Tripp avenue (South 
42nd courts 634 feet north 
of West 52nd street 22.4 

On West Grand avenue, 760 
feet north of center of North 
Homan avenue 22.5 

At the intersection of West 



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Elevations 
(In feet) 

Grand avenue and Thomas 



street 



23.1 



On east line of North Homan 
avenue and south line of 
Chicago, Milwauikee & St. 
Paul Railway 20.9 

On Christiana avenue, 666 feet 
north of West Chicago ave- 
nue .22.25 

At the intersection of West 
North avenue and Hancock 
street 112^ 

At the intersection of West 
North avenue and Ballou 
istreet 22.0 

At the intersection of Ever- 
green avenue and North Ho- 
man avenue 21.75 

At the intersection of North 
St. Louis avenue and Crystal 
street 21.') 

On West Grand avenue on line 
of North St. Louis avenue 
produced 22.5 

On Thomas street at first alley 
east of North Spaulding 

20.3 



avenue 

On Cortez street at first alley 
east of North Spaulding ave- 



nue 



20.3 



20.3 



On H addon avenue at secona 
alley west of North Kedzio 
avenue 

On Cortez street at second alley 
tvest of North Kedzie avenue.20.3 

On Thomas street at second 
alley west of North Kedzie 
avenue 20.3 

At the intersection of North 
Kedzie avenue and West 
Grand avenuie 20.5 

At the intersection of North 
Kedzie avenue and West 
Walton street 20.5 

At the intersection of West 
Walton street and West 

Grand avenue 20.5 

On Augusta street at southerly 
curb line of West Grand ave- 



nue 



21.0 



On Hirsch street at west right 
of way line of Chicago & 
Western Indiana Railway 
(along North 46th avenue) . .27.5 



Elevations 
(in feet) 

At the intersection of West 
Kinzie street and North Troy 

street 21.5 

On North Troy street at the 
north line of West Kinzie 

street 21.0 

At the intersection of West 
Kinzie street and North Al- 
bany avenue 21.35 

At the intersection of West- 
Kinzie street and North Sac- 
ramento boulevard • 20.9 

At the intersection of West 
Kinzie street and North 

Francisco avenue -20.0 

On North Whipple street at 
north right-of-way line of 
Chicago & Northwestern 
Railway (on Kinzie street). 20.0 
On North Whipple street at 
north line of West Kinzie 

g^j.gg^ 21.0 

On South Albany avenue at 
south line of West Madison 

ig^Pgef, 18.5 

At thie intersection of Fulton 
street and North Wbipple 

gl^Peet, 19.5 

At the intersection of West 
Kinzie street and North 

California avenue 20.0 

At the intersection of West 
Chicago avenue and North 

Albany avenue 21.2 

On North Whipple street, 250 
feet north of West Kinzie 

gtreet ^^-^ 

At east end of Rice street, 93 
feet west of North Albany 

avenuie • • ^^-^ 

At the intersection of North 
Sacramento boulevard and 

West Grand avenue 20.0 

At the intersection of North 
Talman avenue and West 

Lake street • • ^^-^ 

At the intersection of North 
Sacramento boulevard and 

West Walton street 19.0 

On West Washington boule- 
vard, 200 feet east of North 

Talman avenue • ^^-^ 

At the intersection of West 
Washington boulevard and 



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January 19^ 1916. 



Elevations 
(in feet) 

Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chi- 
cago and St. Louis Rail- 
way 18.5 

At the intersection of West 
Kinzie street and North 
Artesian avenue 18.5 

On North Western avenue, 260 
feet south of West Chicago 
avenue (at West Superior 
street) 24.5 

At the intersection of West 
Huron street and North 
Western avenue 23.5 

On West Huron street at west 
line of North Sacramento 
boulevard 20.2 

At intersection of West Kinzie 
street and North Western 
avenue 18.0 

On Western avenue, at the 
north curb line of West 
Madison street. . .'. 16.0 

On Western avenue at the 
south curb line of West 
Madison street 16.0 

On North Talman avenue at 
the southwest right-of-way 
line of the Chicago & North- 
western Railway 19.0 

On West Superior street at the 
intersection of Grand ave- 
nue 19.0 

At the intersection of North 
Oakley boulevard and West 
Kinzie street 17.75 

On North Oakley boulevard, 
45 feet south o.f West Kinzie 
street 17.5 

On West Madison street at the 
west curb line of Oakley 
boulevard . 15.75 

On iNorth Robey street, 40 feet 
south of north line of West 
Kinzie street 17.0 

On North Robey street at first 
alloy south of West Kinzie 
street 17.0 

At the intersection of North 
Seeley avenue and Austin 
avenue 16.0 

On West Madison street at east 
curb line of Oakley boule- 
vard 15.0 



Elevations 

(in feet) 

On West Madison street, 300 
feet east of Western avenue. 16.0 

At the intersection of Jessie 
court and Austin avenue 16.0 

At the intersection of West 
North avenue and Hoyne 
court 18.0 

On Pratt lavenue" at tlie alley 
west of Hilldale avenue 25.0 

On Farwell avenue at the alley 
east of Ridge avenue 27.5 

At the intersection of South 
Kostner avenue (South 44th 
avenue) and West 59th 
place (now vacated) 25.0 

At the intersection of South 
Kostner avenue (South 44th 
avenue) and West 60th 
place (now vacated) 25.5 

At the intersection of South 
Kostner avenue (South 44th 
-avenue and West 61st place 
(now vacated) 25.8 

At the intersection of South 
Kostner avenue (South 44th 
avenue) and West 62nd 
place (now vacated) 26.5 

On Milwaukee avenue, 320 feet 
northwesterly fi^om angle in 
Milwaukee avenue (630 
feet southeasterly from 
Berteau avenue) 40.0 

On Milwaukee avenue, 320 
feet northwesterly of angle 
in Milwaukee avenue (north 
of Irving Park boulevard) . .36.1 

On Milwaukee avenue, 445 
feet northwesterly of angle 
in Milwaukee avenue (north 
of Irving Park boulevard) . .36.5 

Milwaukee avenue at a point 
320 feet north, of the angle 
north of Irving Park boule- 
vard 40.5 

Milwaukee avenue at a point 
445 feet north of the angle 
north of Irving Park boule- 
vard 39.5 

Milwaukee avenu^e at a point 
615 feet north of the angle 
north of Irving Park boule- 
vard 37.0 

Mihvaukee avenue at a point 
1550 foot north of the angle 



January 19, 1916. 



COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



2899 



Elfvntions 
(\n feet) 

north of Irving Park boule- 
vard 37.0 

Section 2. That this ordinance 

shall be in force from and after its 

passage. 



Ashes and Miscellaneous Waste: 

Problem of Disposal on North 

and Northwest Sides. 

also. 

The following communication, 
which was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Finance: 

Department of Public Works,] 

Commissioner's Office}- 

Chicago, January 18, 1916.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and 

City Council: 

Gentlemen — I desire to call your 
attention to a serious situation 
which ^will shortly confront the 
City in relation to the disposal of 
ashes and miscellaneous wastes 
produced by all the north and 
northwest side wards. 

At present these wastes, as well 
as the rubbish hauled by street car 
trains from the loading station at 
15th place and Loomis street, are 
taken care of by the clay hole dump 
at Grace and Byron streets, owned 
by the Illinois Brick Company. 

Careful estimates show that this 
dump will be filled by August 1, 
1916. Where and in what manner 
the city is to provide for the dis- 
posal of these wastes after that 
time is a problem that must be 
solved without further delay. 

On July 24, 1915, the Commis- 
sioner of Health addressed a letter 
to me, suggesting the appointment 
of an advisory board to the tech- 
nical staff, municipal wastes, with 
the request that if the plan met 
with my approval I authorize and 
notify certain employes of the De- 
partment of Public Works to act. 

Having complied with the request 



of the Commissioner of Health, the 
board was organized for the pur- 
pose of studying the question and 
to make a report, with recommen- 
dations. The report of this board 
was sent to the Committee on Fi- 
nance, of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, October 20, 1915. 
A copy of this report is attached 
herewith. 

An early solution of the problem 
is so imperative that I feel called 
upon to respectfully urge that such 
prompt action be taken by your 
Honorable Body as will provide re- 
lief in ample time. 

Very respectfully yours, 
(Signed) W. R. Moorhouse, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 



Condemnation of Property: New 
School Site. 

The Clerk presented a request, 
submitted by the Board of Educa- 
tion, for authority to condemn 
property fronting on South Albany 
avenue at the northwest corner of 
West 19th street, for a new school 
site, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Schools, Fire, Police and Civil Ser- 
vice. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVE 
MENTS. 



Assessment Rolls. 

The Clerk presented a list, sub- 
mitted by the Board of Local Im- 
provements, of assessment rolls 
filed in the County Court December 
30, 1915, for final hearing January 
17, 1916, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



2900 REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



January 19, 1916. 



Finance. 



Deficiencies in Special Assessment 
Warrants: Payment Authorized. 

The Committee on Finance sub- 
mitted a report recommending the 
passage of an ordinance submitted 
therewith, authorizing certain pay- 
ments to make up deficiencies in 
special assessment warrants. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Gougblin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePries't, Stern, Werner, Richest, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
KjellandeT, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lync^i, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Whereas, It is necessary at once, 
and before the passage of the An- 
nual Appropriation Bill for the 
year 1916, in order to prevent de- 
fault in the payment of special as- 
sessment obligations to make good 
deficiencies in special assessment 
warrants caused by the withdrawal 
from collection of sundry special 
assessments because of defaults in 
payment, the amount of such with- 
drawals being approximately up- 



wards of two hundred thirty-one 
thousand dollars ($231,000.00) with 
the possibility that the same may 
reach two hundred forty thousand 
dollars ($240,000.00); and, 

Whereas, There is now accrued 
interest to the credit of the Special 
Assessment Fund Undistributed in 
the sum of one. hundred thirty 
thousand, eight hundred eighty- 
eight dollars and eighty-two cents 
($130,888.82) which is available 
for this purpose in case a proper 
ordinance of the Gity Council au- 
thorizes its use; and. 

Whereas, An additional sum of 
approximately one hundred ten 
thousand dollars ($110,000.00) may 
be required in order to meet the 
deficiencies aforesaid; therefore. 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Gity Gomp- 
troller and Gity Treasurer be and 
they are hereby authorized and di- 
rected to expend the balance of the 
accrued interest now standing to 
the credit of the Special Assess- 
ment Fund Undistributed amount- 
ing to one hundred thirty thousand 
eight hundred eighty-eight dollars 
and eighty-two cents ($130,888.82), 
or so much of the same as may be 
available, the same having been de- 
rived from special assessments, 
and the further sum of one hundred 
ten thousand dollars ($110,000.00) 
to be taken out of the general cor- 
porate fund, or so much of same 
as may be necessary to be used in 
retiring outstanding special assess- 
ment vouchers and bonds that may 
be delinquent and to make good 
deficiencies in special assessment 
warrants reported by the Gounty 
Gollector caused by the withdrawal 
from collection of sundry special 
assessments because of defaults in 
payment, the same being delinquent 
by reason of a deficiency in the 
fund out of which the same are to 
be paid; the said moneys so used 
to be charged to an appropriation 



January 19, 1916. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2901 



hereafter to be made for said pur- 
pose in the Annual Appropriation 
Bill for the fiscal year 1916 when 
passed by the City Council. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage and approval. 



Tax Anticipation Warrants: Chicago 
Public Library Fund. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report recommending the passage of 
an ordinance submitted therewith, 
authorizing the issuance of tax 
anticipation warrants against taxes 
levied for the Chicago Public Li- 
brary for the year 1915. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to 'concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Rioh&rt, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
KjellandeT, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsoy, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Whereas, There is not sufficient 
money in the treasury of the City 
of Chicago to the credit of the Chi- 
cago Public Library to meet and 
defray the ordinary and necessary 
expenses chargeable under the law 



against the taxes for library pur- 
poses; and. 

Whereas, The Board of Directors 
of the Chicago Public Library, at a 
regular meeting held January 10, 
1916, passed a resolution request- 
ing the City Council of the City of 
Chicago to authorize the issuing 
and disposing of warrants drawn 
against and in anticipation of the 
taxes levied for the Chicago Public 
Library for the year 1915, to an 
amount not exceeding seventy-five 
per cent (75%) of the total amount 
of such tax levy, for the purpose 
of providing funds to meet and de- 
fray the ordinary and necessary ex- 
penses of the Chicago Public Li- 
brary; now, therefore, 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Mayor and 
Comptroller be and they are hereby 
authorized, upon the request of the 
Board of Directors of the Chicago 
Public Library to issue warrants 
against and in anticipation of the 
Chicago Public Library tax levied 
by the City of Chicago in the year 
1915, for the payment of the or- 
dinary and necessary expenses of 
the Chicago Public Library (the 
funds for the purpose having been 
exhausted), to the extent of 
seventy-five per cent (75%) of the 
total amount of said library tax 
levy; such warrants to be issued 
only in conformity with Section 2 
of An Act of the General Assembly 
entitled, "An Act to provide for the 
manner of issuing warrants on the 
Treasurer of the State or of any 
county, township, city, village or 
other municipal corporation and 
jurors' certificates," approved June 
27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, the 
same to bear interest at a rate not 
to exceed five per cent (5%) per 
annum from the date of issuance 
until paid. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage and approval. 



2902 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



January 19, 1916. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, 
on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 19, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the City Comptroller in 
re settlement of tax salesi on cer- 
tain property, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of 
the ordinance submitted herewith 
(an ordinance authorizing the is- 
suance of quit-claim deed to city's 
interest in certain property acquired 
by tax sales) [ordinance printed in 
Pamphlet No. 512]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

• also, 

The same committee submitted 
the fiollowing report, which was, 
on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 19, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred claim of R. 
Cooper in re refund of special as- 
sessment for water supply pipes, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the or- 
dinance submitted herewith (an or- 
dinance authorizing the refund of 
special assessments for laying water 
pipe in Eighty-first street between 
Kimbark avenue and Kenwood ave- 
nue) [ordinance printed in Pamph- 
let No. 512]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



also, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, 
on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 19, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom wasi referred a communica- 
tion from the City Comptroller in 
re taking out deeds on special as- 
sessments obtained at the sale of 
1914, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Whereas, The City of Chicago 
ojDtained at the annual tax sale of 
1914, certain tax certificates on 
property sold to the city in default 
of other bidders for delinquent 
special assessments, and from the 
analysis of said certificates made 
by the City Comptroller, it appears 
that many certificates are for very 
small amounts, and in numerous 
cases the certificates are against 
properties on which the city here- 
tofore has obtained tax deeds: 

Ordered, That the City Comp- 
troller be and hereby is' authorized 
and directed to follow the instruc- 
tions of the Corporation Counsel as 
to the policy to be pursued in tak- 
ing out deeds on the tax certificates 
obtained at the sale of 1914. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also. 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, , which was, 
on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 19, 1016. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
AsscmMed: 
Your Committee on Finance, to 



Januairy 19, 1916. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2903 



whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the Commissioner of 
Public Works in re yellowpine lum- 
ber under L. D. Leach & Company's 
contract, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of, the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be, and he is 
hereby, authorized to accept 319,667 
feet B. M. of lumber from L. D. 
Leach & Company, under contract 
dated May 13, 1915, at a reduction 
of 50c per thousand below the con- 
tract price. This lumber is first- 
class structural material, but is not 
botanically, long-leaf yellow pine. 

He is also authorized to accept 
46,684 feet B. M. of No. 2 Yellow 
Pine lumber, at a reduction of $2.50 
per thousand, under the contract 
price for No. 1 yellow pine. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Righert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, 
■on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
•and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 19, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was! referred (November 22, 
.1915, ipage 2262) an order directing 
issuance of a permit to tap water 
supply pipe in Edison Park avenue 
at city limits, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by directed to tap the water supply 
pipe in Edison Park avenue at the 
city limits to supply residence of H. 
J. MacFarland on Edison Park ave- 
nue about 207 feet west of the city 



limits, provided a meter is in- 
stalled to measure the water used. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Righert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, 
on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
,and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 19, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
Whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the Commissioner of 
Public Works asking authority to 
let contract toi Western Electric 
Company for motor generator set 
for municipal plant, having had the 
same under advisement, hQg leave 
• to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized, in accordance with 
his request of January 10, 1916, to 
accept the. bid of the Western Elec- 
tric Co., Inc. (received at public 
letting of Dec. 29, 1915), in an 
amount of $4,750.00, for the furn- 
ishing of one 300 K. W. motor 
generator set for the Marshall ^ 
Boulevard Municipal Plant; this 
contract to be similar in all respects 
to the one upon which the proposals 
were invited except 'for the omis- 
sion of the liquidated damage clause 
for failure to complete within the 
specified time. 

The amount of this contract is to 
be charged against the Construction 
Division Capital Account, which 
will be reimbursed out of appro- 
priation account 501 X 25. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 



2904 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



January 19, 1916. 



the following report, which was, 
on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
-and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 19, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a conmiunica- 
tion from the Commissioner of 
Public Works in re extension of 
contract for non-conducting cover- 
ing, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordjsred, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized to extend the con- 
tract for non-conducting covering 
with the H. W. Johns-Manville 
Company until June 30, 1916. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also. 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, 
on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 19, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the "Commissioner of Gas 
and Electricity in re contract with 
Commonwealth Edison Company for 
line extension to Rogers Park 
Pumping Station, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Gas and Electricity be and he is 
liereby authorized to accept the 
proposal of the Commonwealth 
Edison Company to furnish line 
fxtensions to the Rogers Park 
Pumping Station, in accordance 



with his recommendation of De- 
cember 17, 1915, attached hereto, 
said proposal being in the sum of 
five hundred ninety ($590.00) dol- 
lars and attached hereto, expense of 
said contract to be paid from ap- 
propriations for pumping stations. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 
also, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, 
on motion of Aid. Richert, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 19, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the Commissioner of 
Public Works in re authority for 
rental of pneumatic concrete mixers 
for Wilson Avenue Tunnel, having 
had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized, in accordance with 
his request of January 13, 1916, to 
extend the contract made with the 
Concrete Mixing and Placing Co., un- 
der date of April 15, 1915, for the 
rental of pneumatic concrete mix- 
ers with all necessary apparatus to 
be used for placing the concrete 
lining in the Wilson Avenue Tunnel. 
The price to be paid to the Con- 
crete Mixing and Placing Co. is to 
be at the rate of 50 cents for each 
cubic yard of concrete laid by the 
use of said apparatus. 

The cost of the rental of this ap- 
paratus is to be charged against the 
Construction Division Capital Ac- 
count, which will be reimbursed 
out of appropriation account 502 X 
37. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) .Iohn A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



January 19, 1916. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2905 



Local Transportation. 

The Committee on Local Trans- 
portation submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Capitain, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, January 19, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Trans- 
portation, to whom was referred 
(November 22, 1915, page 2247) an 
order for an extension of the lines 
of the Chicago City Railway Com- 
pany in 47th street from Kedzie 
avenue to Archer avenue as re- 
quired under the ordinance of 
February 11. 1907, and (November 
22, 1915, page 2265) an order for 
an extension of the same system 
in 47th street from Kedzie avenue 
to Central Park avenue, having had 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the accompanying ordi- 
nance authorizing the Chicago City 
Railway Company to construct an 
extension in the aforesaid street 
from Kedzie avenue to Archer ave- 
nue as required under the ordi- 
nance of February 11, 1907 [ordi- 
nance printed in Pamphlet No. 5)13]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) H. D. Capitain, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, 
on motion of Aid. Capitain, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 19, 1916. 

To the Maiyor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Trans- 
portation, whom you authorized 
and empowered by ordinance 
(passed December 20, 1915, pages 
2675 to 2677) to make a contract 
(subject to ratification by the City 



Council) with three competent en- 
gineers to investigate, study and 
report on local transportation con- 
ditions in the City of Chicago, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the accompanying 
ordinance providing for the em- 
ployment of Messrs. William Bar- 
clay Parsons and Robert Ridgway 
of New Y^ork and Mr. Bion Joseph 
Arnold of Chicago for this work 
and for the execution of a contract 
therefor with the three gentlemen 
mentioned [ordinance printed in 
Pamphlet No. 513]. 

Your Committee appends bio- 
graphical data relating to the three 
engineers, for the information' of 
your Honorable Body, and recom- 
mends that this data be published 
in Pamphlet No. 513. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) H. D. Capitain, 

Chairman. 

also. 

The same committee submitted a 
report as follows : 

Chicago, January 19, 1916. 

To the M\ayor amd Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Trans- 
portation, to whom was referred 
(June 1, 1915, page 397) a prayer 
by the Calumet & South Chicago 
Railway Company for street rail- 
way rights in 11 1th place from 
Cottage Grove avenue to Watt ave- 
nue, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend that it be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) H. D. Capitain, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Capitain moved to concur in 
said report. 
The motion prevailed. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



January 19, 1916. 



Local Industries. 



The Committee on Local Indus- 
tries submitted a report as follows : 

Chicago, January 11, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Indus- 
tries, to whom was referred (Janu- 
ary 10, 1916, page 2787), a petition 
from property-owners residing- on 
Cherry avenue southeasterly of 
West Division street protesting 
against the construction of a rail- 
road switch track by Berger Broth- 
ers along and across Cherry ave- 
nue, authorized by an ordinance 
passed November 15, 1915, pages 
2177-8 of the Journal, having had 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that 
said petition be placed on file. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given 
for consideration of said report. 

Aid. Fisher moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report as follows: 

Chicago. January 11, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Indus- 
tries, to whom was referred (De- 
cember 30, 1915, page 2701), a peti- 
tion from property-owners residing 
on South Kostner, South Kenneth, 
South Kilbourn and South Kolmar 
avenues between West 12th and 
West 16th streets, protesting 
against the passage -of an ordinance 
granting switch track privileges 



across South Kilbourn avenue be- 
tween West 13th and West 14th 
streets to the W. A. Jones Foundry 
and Machine Company, having had 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that 
said petition be placed on file. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Fisher moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Judiciary. 

The Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom had been referred (January 
10, 1916, page 2787) a communica- 
tion from Elizabeth R. Doyle, sug- 
gesting that property-owners be 
required to keep sidewalks clear of 
snow and ice, submitted a report 
recommending the adoption of a 
resolution submitted therewith. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Kerner moved to concur in 
said report and to adopt said reso- 
lution. 

The motion prevailed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Yanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
BLaha, Tiios. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

I^ags — None. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2907 



The following is said resolution 
as adopted : 

Whereas, While the law does not 
give to the City of Chicago the 
power to require owners of prop- 
erty in the city to remove snow and 
ice from the sidewalks in front of 
their respective pieces of property, 
the City Council has upon several 
occasions gone on record as favor- 
ing the removal of snow and ice 
from the sidewalks of the city, and 
recently adopted a resolution re- 
questing His Honor, the Mayor, to 
issue a proclamation urging the 
owners of property in the city to 
remove the snow and ice from the 
sidewalks in front of their prop- 
erty as a matter of civic pride and 
public safety; and 

Whereas, The position of the 
City Government in the premises 
would appear more consistent and 
its request shown more heed and 
respect if the City of Chicago set 
the example of having the snow 
and ice removed from the sidewalks 
in front of property owned or oc- 
cupied by it; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the heads of all 
Departments of the City Govern- 
ment having control or jurisdiction 
over property owned or occupied by 
the City of Chicago be and they 
hereby are directed to issue per- 
manent orders for the removal of 
all snow and ice from the sidewalks 
in front of city property under their 
respective jurisdictions. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, submitted* 
the following report, which was, 
on motion of Aid. Kerner, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 17, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Yo'ur Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was referred (January 10, 
1916, page 2793) an ordinance de- 
fining the boundary lines of the 



Thirty-second Ward of the City of 
Chicago to include the territory 
(known as "No Man's Land") ad- 
joining what was formerly the Vil- 
lage of Morgan Park and which be- 
came a part of the City of Chicago 
by the act of the Legislature on 
July 1, 1915, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of 
said ordinance [ordinance printed 
in Pamphlet No. 510]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Otto Kerner, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee, submitted 
the following report, which was, 
on motion of Aid. Kerner, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 17, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Yo'ur Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was recommitted (November 
1, 1915, page 1992) an ordinance 
amending Section 2702 of The Chi- 
cago Code of 1911, requiring public 
motor vehicle operators to wear 
numbered badges, which shall be 
changed annually to correspond to 
operators' licenses, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend that .said 
ordinance do pass [ordinance 
printed in Pamphlet No. 510]. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Otto Kerner, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted a 
report as follows: 

Chicago, January 17, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was referred (January 10, 
1916, page 2787) a communication 



2908 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



January 19, 1916, 



from P. H. Kolb, suggesting the use 
of a speed indicator on motor 
vehicles, having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that the said com- 
munication be referred to the 
Citizens' Traffic and Safety Com- 
mission. V 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Otto Kerner, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
considersition of said report. 

Aid. Kerner moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Streets and Alleys. 

The Committee on Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Healy, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, January 11, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (No- 
vember 22, 1915, page 2265) an or- 
dinance establishing the widths of 
the roadways of South Sawyer ave- 
nue. South Spaulding lavenue and 
Turner avenue from West 53rd 
street to West 55th street, and West 
54th street from South Kedzie ave- 
nue to South Homan lavenue, having 
had the fsiame under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommiend 
the passage of said ordinance 
[ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 
511]. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same commiUoo. submitted 
the followinir report, which was, on 



motion of Aid. Healy, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 30. 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (No- 
vember 22, 1915, page 2256) an or- 
dinance providing for the vacation 
of part of McLean avenue, between 
the Chicago River and Mendell 
street, in Sheffield's Addition to 
Chicago, Sections 29, 31, 32 and 33- 
40-14 (John E. Hatt, beneficiary), 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of isaid ordi- 
nance with compensation of $5,- 
445.00, as fixed by your Committee 
on Compensation [ordinance printed 
in Pamphlet No. 511]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee sulbmitted a 
report as follows: 

Chicago, January 18, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred 
January 10, 1916, page 2800) a 
recommendation, estimiate and or- 
dinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with limestone asphaltic 
macadam a system of streets as fol- 
lows, to wit: South Marshfield ave- 
nue from West 87th street to the 
right of way of the C, R. I. & P. 
Ry., etc., having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that same be re- 
committed to the Board of Local 
Improvements, at the request of said 
Board. 

Respectfully submitted. 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 



January 19, 1916. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2909 



Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report as follows: 

Chicago, January 18, 1916, 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Coiincil 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (De- 
cember 6, 1915, page 2389) an order 
directing the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works to grant to the Chicago 
Tunmel Comp'any an^ extension of 
time for the removal of excavation 
chute connecting with the Lyon & 
Healy building, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend that said order 
be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
isaid report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Buildings and City Hal!. 

The Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Pretzel, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, January 19, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall having been directed, by an 
order passed October 19, 1915, page 
1743 of the Journal, to draft and sub- 
mit an ordinance providing for the 



establishment of a bureau in the 
Department of Buildings to receive 
and handle, for a nominal fee, all 
applications for building permits, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the ordi- 
nance herewith submitted amend- 
ing Section 230 of The Chicago 
Code of 1911 [ordinance printed in 
Pamphlet No. 514]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
Ihe following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 14, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was recommitted 
(December 30, 1915, page 2784) an 
ordinance providing for the ap- 
proval of motion-picture machines 
designed for use in schools and 
churches with slow-burning films, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that said ordinance be 
placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 



Minority Report. 

In connection with the foregoing 
report. Aid. Kimball presented a 
report of a minority of said com- 
mittee, and moved that said report 
be published and that consideration 
thereof be deferred. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is said minority 
report : ^ 



29i0 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



January 19, 1916. 



Chicago, January 19, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

The uindersigned', a minority of 
your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was recom- 
mitted (December 30, 1915, page 
2784) an ordinance to permit the 
use of motion-picture machines 
designed for use with a slow-burn- 
ing type of film, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the substitute ordinance 
herewith submitted [ordinance 
printed in Pamphlet No. 515]. 

The said substitute ordinance 
permits the use of specially con- 
structed machines designed for use 
with non-inflammable or slow- 
burning films in schools and 
churches for educational and re- 
ligious purposes only. 

The passage of said ordinance is 
urged by clergymen and educators 
who feel that it would greatly as- 
sist them in their work. 

The Chicago Board of Fire Un- 
derwriters, the Department of Gas 
and Electricity and the Chief of 
Fire Prevention and Public Safety 
have advised your committee that 
it would not be unsafe to permit 
the use of such machines, as the 
films to be used in them will not 
explode and will not burn more 
rapidly than a like amount of ord- 
inary paper. 

The use of these machines in 
schools and churches is permitted 
in many of the large cities of this 
country and, so far as your com- 
mittee is advised, no accidents have 
resulted therefrom. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) J. N. Kimball, 

Hiram Vanderbilt, 

A. A. McCORMICK, 

George Pretzel, 
John C. Kennedy, 
F. J. Link. 
C. F, Pettkoske. 



ALSO. 



The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 19, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(December 20, 1915, page 2658) an 
order directing the Commissioner 
of Buildings to allow Philip J. 
Boiler to erect a frame shed at 2220 
Milwaukee avenue, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend that said 
order be passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings be and he is hereby 
directed to allow Philip J. Boiler 
to erect a frame shed on the rear 
of premises known as 2220 Milwau- 
kee avenue, and south of the ele- 
vated road. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

also. 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid, Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 14, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(November 29, 1915, page 2342^ an 
order directing the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health to allow 
Adam Chisla to maintain and oc- 
cupy flat as now constructed in the 
basement of building at 2646 South 
Troy street, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of 
the following substitute order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 



January 19, 1916. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2911 



of Building's and Health be and 
they are hereby directed to allow 
Adam Chisla to maintain and oc- 
cupy the four-room flat as now 
constructed in the building at 2646 
South Troy street, provided that 
the windows opening onto the six- 
inch space shall be made legal size 
within six months. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 14, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

Cittj of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(January 10, 1916, page 2845) an 
order directing the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health to issue a 
permit to the Joseph N. Eisendrath 
Co. to construct an addition to the 
building at the northeast corner of 
Elston and Armitage avenues, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and,reoommend 
that said order be passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings and the Commissioner 
of Health be and they are hereby 
directed to issue a permit to the 
Joseph N. Eisendrath Co. for an 
addition to their existing building 
located at the northeast corner of 
Elston and Armitage avenues, said 
addition to be six stories high, 22 
feet wide and 100 feet long, and in 
accordance with plans now on file 
in the office of the Commissioner of 
Buildings. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

also, 
The same committee submitted 



the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 19, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(January 10, 1916, page 2849) an 
order directing the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health to issue a 
permit to Walter G. Moorhead to 
erect a garage in the rear of prem- 
ises at 1133i Foster avenue, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that 
said order be passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings and the Commissioner 
of Health be and they are hereby 
directed to issue a permit for the 
erection of a garage building con- 
sisting of seven private apartments 
in the rear of 1133 Foster avenue 
to Walter G. Moorhead, said garage 
building being located within two 
hundred feet of a public school. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, January 14, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(December 6, 1915, page 2451) an 
order directing the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health to allow 
H. B. Smit to erect a frame addi- 
tion to building at 9035 Commercial 
avenue, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing substitute order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 






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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



January 19, 1916. 



of Buildings and Health be and they 
are hereby directed to allow H. B. 
Smit to erect a frame addition to 
the building at 9035 Commercial 
avenue, provided that the water 
closet under the stairs on the first 
s'tory shall have a window cut 
through the wall of the building; 
that the new bathroom shall be .so 
arranged as not to sacrifice space 
required for a legal bedroom in the 
middle of the building; and that the 
rear bedroom in the attic shall be 
enlarged to 'a legal size. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 14, 1916. 
To the Maq/or and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(January 10, 1916, page 2839) an 
order directing the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health to allow 
Joseph Sorak to erect a frame ad- 
dition to the building at 8910 The 
Strand, having h^ad the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
^recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing substitute order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and 
they are hereby directed to allow 
Joseph Sorak to erect a frame ad- 
dition to the building at 8910 The 
Strand, according to plans on file 
in the ofilce of the Commissioner 
of Budldings, provided that all the 
windows shall be made legal size. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO. 

The same committee submitted the 



following report, which was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, January 19, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council „ 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(December 20, 1915, page 2658) an 
order directing the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health to permit 
A. J. Tischer to conform the roof ) 
line of the building at 2409 Moffat 
street, according to plans on file in 
the ofiice of the Commissioner of 
Buildings, having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that said order be 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
Are hereby directed to permit A. J. 
Tischer to conform the roof line of 
the building located on premises 
known as 2409 Moffat street, as per 
plans now on file in the office of the 
building Commissioner. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman, 

also. 

The same committee submitted a 
report as follows: 

Chicago, January 14. 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom were referred 

(January 10. 1916, page 2855) 
an order to allow St. Aubin and 
Mangold to change the seating ar- 
rangement in the Douglas Theatre 
at 3215 Ogden avenue; 

(December 30, 1915, page 2751) 
an order directing the Commis- 
sioner of Buildings to allow 
Gumbinsky Brothers to maintain 
the fire escape as now constructed 



January 19, 1916. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2913 



on the building at 2261 South 
Union avenue; and 

(January 10, 1916, page 2788) 
a resolution adopted by the 
Seventh Ward Auxiliary of the 
Illinois Equal Suffrage Associa- 
tion, approving a certain ordi- 
nance heretofore recommended by 
a minority of the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall, provid- 
ing for the luse of motion pic- 
ture machines designed for use 
with a slow-buirning type of film, 

having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend that said matters be placed on 
file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Schools, Fire, Police and Civil 
Service. 

The Committee on Schools,^ Fire, 
Police and Civil Service submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Thos. J. Lynch, de- 
ferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 18, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, Fire, 
Police and Civil Service, to whom 
was referred (December 30, 1915, 
page 2746) a communication from 
Alderman Otto Kerner concerning 
charges preferred against him by 
the Civil Service Commission rela- 
tive to an alleged attempt by him to 
influence the findings of said Com- 
mission in the John E. Ptacek case; 
and, having been directed by an 
order passed by your Honorable 
Body on December 30, 1915 (page 



2748 of the Journal) to investigate 
the charges preferred against Al- 
derman Kerner by the Civil Service 
Commission, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port as follows: 

The Civil Service Commission on 
December 27, 1915, fined Captain 
John E. Ptacek of the Department 
of Police of the City of Chicago 
thirty days' pay for complicity in 
the colle'Ction of certain funds in 
the Police Department for the de- 
fense of members of the Depart- 
ment who were undergoing prose- 
cution, and ordered him reinstated 
to the police force. 

Together with the decision the 
Civil Service Commission issued a 
public statement in which, among 
other things, was recited the fol- 
lowing : 

"Contrary to the methods em- 
ployed by the City Council we have 
based our findings upon the law 
and the evidence * * * we take 
this method of calling to the public 
attention the influences which have 
been wielded in Ptacek's behalf. 

"Such aldermen as * * * Otto 
Kerner have tried to bias our ver- 
dicts." 

The members of the Civil Service 
Commission, following their custom, 
refused to appear before your com- 
mittee when the investigation took 
place. They were invited three 
times and then Alderman Kerner 
was asked to make a statement. 

He testified that he had at no 
time visited the present Civil Serv- 
ice Commission; that he had neither 
orally nor in writing, directly nor 
indirectly communicated with the 
Civil Service Commission or any of 
its members or employees concern- 
ing the case of Captain Ptacek. 

In view of the refusal of the 
Civil Service Commission ot any of 
its members to appear in support 
of the accusation against Alderman 
Kerner, the only testimony before 



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NEW BUSINESS — ^BY WARDS. January 19, 1916. 



the committee was Alderman Ker- 
ner's denial. 

Your committee is convinced of 
the truth of Alderman Kerner's 
statement and is convinced that the' 
published accusation of the Civil 
Service Commission against him is 
la malicious falsehood and a base 
and cowardly attack upon a mem- 
ber of the City Council whose in- 
tegrity, honor and high standard of 
ethics is not to be lightly assailed. 

Therefore, your committee rec- 
ommends that the City Council 
by its approval of this committee 
report, express its confidence in the 
integrity of Otto Kerner, alderman 
from the Twelfth Ward, denounce 
the published accusation against 
him by the Civil Service^ Commis- 
sion as a maliciously false, unwar- 
ranted and cowardly attack upon 
his good name and reprimand the 
Civil Service Commission for its 
action in thus slandering a member 
of the City Council. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Thomas J, Lynch, 

Chairman. 



Health. 

The Committee on Health sub- 
mitted the following report, which 
was, on motion of Aid. Nance, de- 
ferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 13, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Health, to 
whom was referred (January 10, 
1916, page 2792) an amendment to 
Section 1237 of The Chicago Code 
of 1911, concerning undertakers 
(renewal of license of those in 
business prior to July 1, 1905). hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the accompany ing 
(Substitute ordinance [ordinance 
printed in Pamphlet No. 508]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Willis 0. Nance, 

Chairman. 



Track Elevation. 

The Committee on Track Eleva- 
tion submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Michaelson, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, January 14, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Track Eleva- 
tion, to whom was recommitted 
(December 6, 1915, page 2479) an 
amendatory ordinance providing for 
a change in specifications of subway 
in South Cicero avenue, under the 
tracks of the Baltimore & Ohio Chi- 
cago Terminal Railroad Company, 
whereby the floor of the subway is 
raised, the head-rgom increased, and 
the roadway and sidewalks widened, 
(having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that the accompanying sub- 
stitute ordinance do pass [ordinance 
printed in Pamphlet No. 509]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) M. A. Michaelson, 

Chairman. 



All Matters Presented by the Alder- 
men, Also Special Assessment, 
Improvement and Repealing Or- 
dinances Submitted by the Board 
of Local Improvements, Arranged 
as to Ward Numbers, Beginning 
with the First Ward. 



FIRST WARD. ^" 

Aid. Coughlin presented an ordi- i 
nance authorizing the Superintend- \ 
ent of Water to allow discounts on 
certain remittances, from the Amer- 
ican and Adams Express companies, 
of collections of bills for water » 
rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Ju- 
diciary. 

Subsequently Aid. Richert moved 



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to reconsider the vote by which said 
ordinance was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Judiciary. 
The -motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
dinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. The Superintendent 
lof Water is hereby authorized to 
accept remittances, made by the 
American and Adams Express com- 
panies, for the net amount of as- 
sessed rates water bills up to noon 
of the fifth day, not including Sun- 
days and holidays, following the 
final day of payment for the re- 
spective water districts, as set forth 
in amendments to Section 2791 of 
The Chicago Gode of 1911, and to 
allow the discount thereon, as per 
amendment to Section 2792 of The 
Chicago Code of 1911, provided that 
the express companies' receipting 
stamp on vouchers of water bills 
shows that payments to them were 
made prior to the termination of 
discount period. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 



Aid. Goughlin presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Louis Mandel to erect 
and maintain a galvanized iron 
sign, six feet by three feet, in 
front of the premises known and 
situate as No. 37 South Market 
street, to project from the build- 
ing. This permit is issued sub- 
ject to the revocation of the 
Mayor at any time at his discre- 
tion. 

Aid. Goughlin presented an ordi- 
nance granting permission and au- 
thority to The Metropole Company 
to maintain and use a vault under 
the surface of the north-and-south 
alley in the block bounded by South 
Michigan avenue. East 24th street, 
East 23rd street and South Wabash 
avenue, together with nine openings 
in the surface of the alley above 
said vault, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Goughlin presented a claim 
of Hulbert & Dorsey for locating and 
repairing drains, and a claim of S. 
W. Winefleld for refund of over- 
payment lof water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Kenna presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue 
permits to the Down-Town Ga- 
rage Company to construct and 
maintain a driveway across the 
sidewalk in front of premises 
.known as 209-11 North Michigan 
avenue, and a driveway across the 
sidewalk in Beaubien court, im- 
mediately in the rear of said 
premises at 209-11 North Michigan 
avenue; said permits to be issued 



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and the work authorized therein 
to be done in accordance with the 
terms of an ordinance passed July 
28, 1913, governing the construc- 
tion and maintenance of drive- 
ways. 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Norris presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Henry Wagner to erect 
and maintain a barber pole at the 
edge of the sidewalk in front of 
the (premises known as 220 W. 
31st street. Said barber pole 
shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. DePriest presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Puhlic Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Sol Baum to erect and 
maintain shoe repairing sign at 
the edge of the sidewalk in front 
of premises known as 3549 Cot- 
tage Grove avenue. Said sign 
shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for grading 
and i)avinR with Porthind cement 
concrete the alloys between East 
36th street, East 37th street. Cot- 
tage Grove av(;nue and Ellis avenue. 



By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Norris, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richest, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Werner presented an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to permit N. 
H. Lutz to remodel building at 4227 
Champlain avenue, which wa's 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Richert presented an ordi- 
nance amending an ordinance 
passed December 30, 1915, author- 
izing payment of salaries and cur- 
rent expenses for the month of Jan- 
uary, 1916. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Storn, Werner, Riohert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Yanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 



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Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlem, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
I of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance 
heretofore passed by this council on 
December 30, 1915, and shown at 
page 2716 of the Council Proceed- 
ings of that date, be and the same 
is hereby amended as follows: By 
adding in the second line after the 
word "Comptroller" the words "and 
City Treasurer" and by striking out 
of the second line of Section 1 the 
words "he isV and inserting in lieu 
thereof the words "they are," and 
by striking out of the third line 
from the bottom of the left hand 
column the word "is" and by insert- 
ing in lieu thereof the words "and 
City Treasurer are." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
be in force and effect from and after 
its passage. 

Aid. Richert presented an order 
authorizing public utility compa- 
nies to contribute to national con- 
vention funds. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said order. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 



Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
KjelLandeT, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That public utility 
companies be and they are hereby 
authorized to contribute to na- 
tional convention funds, such 
contributions not to be used for 
political purposes, and any sal- 
vage of the lamounts so con- 
tributed sball be returned to the 
isaid public utility companies. 

Aid. Richert presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Con Egerer to erect and 
maintain a barber pole at the edge 
of . the sidewalk in front of the 
premises known as 769 West 26th 
street. Said barber pole shali be 
erected and maintained in accord- 
ance with all rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. This privilege shall 
be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Michael Heidinger to 
erect and maintain a barber pole 
at the edge of the sidewalk in 
front of the premises known as 
2522 South Halsted street. Said 
barber pole shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations o'f the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 



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privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Otto Hinske to erect 
and maintain a barber pole at the 
edge of the sidewalk in front of 
the premises known as 1210 West 
31st street. Said barber pole 
shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Anton Mark to erect 
and maintain a barber pole at the 
edge of the sidewalk in front of 
premises 3038 Princeton avenue. 
Said barber pole shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to L. E. Mcllvain to erect 
and maintain a barber pole at the 
edge of the sidewalk in front of 
the premises known as 750 West 
31st street. Said barber pole shall 
be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and reg- 
ulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Charles J. Mueller to 
erect and maintain a barber pole 
at Mie edge of the sidewalk in 
front of the premises known as 



2491 Archer avenue. Said barber 
pole shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all 
rules and -regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by, the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Buildings be and he is 
hereby directed to allow 0. S. 
Ricihardson Coal Co. to maintain 
as now constructed a frame shed, 
12' X 10' X 9', at No. 2423 S. Hal- 
sted street. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Joseph Soleski to erect 
and maintain barber pole at the 
edge of the sidewalk in front of 
the premises known as 608 West 
31st street. Said barber pole shall 
be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and reg- 
ulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. Richert presented a claim of 
A. R. Boynton for a rebate of water 
rates, a claim of Emma G. Miller 
for a refund of 90% of special as- 
sessment for water supply pipe, and 
a claim of Morris Oesterreicher for 
a refund of vehicle license fee, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

A.ld. Hickey presented the fol- 
lowing orders, which were, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Joseph Bonomo to erect 
and maintain a barber pole in 
front, of the premises known as 
/i78 West 25ih place. This per- 
mit is to be issued subject to the 
revocation of the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 



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Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to August A. StoU to erect 
and maintain a barber pole at the 
edge of the sidewalk in front of 
premises known as 2904 Prince- 
ton avenue. Said barber pole 
shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department Oif 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. Hickey presented an order 
directing issuance of a permit to 
Armour & Company to install and 
maintain an iron conduit across 
West 31st street at its intersection 
with Waterville avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Martin presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to have W. 
31st street put in passable condi- 
tion between S. Ashland avenue 
and Robertson street, and have 
same charged to the Fifth Ward 
vehicle tax fund of 1916. 

Aid. Martin presented an ordi- 
nance granting permission and au- 
thority to John A. Spoor and Arthur 
G. Leonard, trustees for the Central 
Manufacturing District, to construct, 
maintain and operate a switch track 
across South Ashland avenue, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Lo- 
cal Industries. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. McCormick presented an or- 



der directing issuance of a permit 
to the Bethlehem Baptist Church 
to convert frame building at 4942 
South Wabash avenue into a church 
building. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said order. 

Aid. McCormick moved to pass 
said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePries't, Stem, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, 0' Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioners of Buildings and Health 
be and they are hereby directed 
to issue a permit to the Bethle- 
hem Baptist Church to convert 
the frame building at 4942 South 
Wabash avenue into a church 
building, all requirements of the 
building ordinances of the City of 
Chicago to be complied with ex- 
cept the provision prohibiting 
frame construction of churches. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for grading 
and paving with Portland cement 
concrete the alley between East 53rd 
street, East 54th street, University 
avenue and Greenwood avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Nance, said estimate was ap- 



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proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stem, Werner, Riohert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J, Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Merriam presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit, without charge, to Reider 
Moe to make sewer connections 
for the Parkside Baptist Church, 
located at 1468 to 1474 East 69th 
place. 

Aid. Merriam presented a claim 
of Mrs. C. G. Forsythe for a rebate 
of water rates, and a claim of H. D. 
Moreland for a refund of permit fee, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for grading 
and paving with Portland cement 
concrete the alleys between East 
60th street, East 61st street, Ken- 
wood avenue and Dorchester ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Kimball, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 



passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stem, Werner, Ri&hert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
KjellandeT, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Cross, Tyden, Kimball and 
Merriam presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to require 
the South Chicago Railroad Com- 
pany (the Illinois Central Rail- 
road Company) to maintain gates 
and guards and watchmen at all 
grade crossings in E. 71st street 
from Dorchester avenue to Rail- 
road avenue, in Railroad avenue 
from E. 71st street to E. 79th 
street, and in Commercial avenue 
from E. 79th street to E. 84th 
street. 

Aid. Cross, Tyden, Merriam and 
Kimball presented an order direct- 
ing the Commissioner of Public 
Works to cause the trains of the 
South Chicago Railroad Company to 
come to a full stop before crossing 
any and all grade crossings in East 
71st street from Dorchester avenue 
to Railroad avenue, in Railroad ave- 
nue from East 71st street to East 
79th street, and in Commercial ave- 
nue from East 70th street to East 
84th street, which was 



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2921 



Referred to the Gommittee on 
Track Elevation. 

Aid. Cross presented an order for 
paving with asphalt East 76th street 
from Stony Island avenue to Ridge- 
land avenue, and an order for sew- 
ers in Phillips avenue and Essex 
avenue from East 83rd street to East 
85th street, w:hich were 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Aid. Tyden presented an order di- 
recting the Commissioner of Build- 
ings to permit Carl A. Nyden to con- 
struct and maintain a temporary 
frame real estate office at the north- 
west corner of East 75th street and 
Merrill avenue, which was 

Referred to the Gommittee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 



from East 78th street to East 83rd 
street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Block presented an order for 
a sewer in West 118th street from 
South Peoria street to the P., G., C. 
& St. L. R. R., which was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Aid. Vanderbilt and Block pre- 
sented an order directing the Com- 
missioner of Public Works to in- 
stall a water supply pipe in Laflin 
street between West 120th and West 
122nd streets, for fire protection and 
circulation purposes, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Block and Vanderbilt pre- 
sented a petition and order for the 
construction of a street railway ex- 
tension in 87th street from Stony 
Island avenue to South Ashland ave- 
nue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Lo- 
cal Transportation. 

Aid. Yanderbilt presented a peti- 
tion and order for paving Kenwood 
avenue and for cement sidewalks 
on both sides of Kenwood avenue 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. McNichols and Klaus pre- 
sented an ordinance providing for 
the vacation of the south ten inches 
of that part of West 14th place 
which extends eastward from South 
Wood street a distance of twenty- 
four feet (William C. Zoellner and 
Rose Zoellner, beneficiaries), which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Klaus .presented the follow- 
ing order, whidh was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Emil Kolar to erect and 
maintain a barber pole at the edge 
of the sidewalk in front of the 
premises known as 1447 West 
18th street. Said barber pole 
shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. Klaus presented an order di- 
recting the Commissioner of Build- 
ings to issue a permit to W. O. King 
& Comipany to construct a frame 
shed at 2452 Loomis street, which 
wa^ 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Klaus presented a claim of 
John Cerny for a rebate of water 
rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommendation. 



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January 19* 1916. 



estimate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with brick the 
alley between West 18th street, 
West 19th street, AUport street and 
Throop street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. McNichols, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stem, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin,^ Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpate.l, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers', Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving 
with Portland cement concrete the 
alley between West 19th street. 
West 21st street, Allport street and 
Throop street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Klaus, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas. — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, M.artin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsoy, Littleir, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kenrns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha. Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 07. 

Nays — None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for grading and paving 
with Portland cement concrete the 
alley between West 19th street. 
West 21st street, South Racine ave- 
nue and Allport street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. McNichols, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, -Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, M-artin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace', Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littleir, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaiha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67.- 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick the alleys be- 
tween West 20th street, West 21st 
street, Blue Island avenue, Laflin 
street and South Ashland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Klaus, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — GoughUn, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, M^artin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
I^ellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 



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.1. Lynch, Bergen, Reams, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
maha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 
Nays — None. 






ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works he and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to the Sokol Sv. Vaclava 
Society of St. Vitas' Parish to 
string, and maintain for thirty 
days, a muslin sign across the 
sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 1434 West 18th street. 
Said sign shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a claim 
of Gads Hill Center for a refund of 
permit fee, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finanoe. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with brick the 
alley between West 17th street. 
West 18th street, South Paulina 
street and South Wood street. 

Consideration of which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pettkoske, deferred. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick the alley between 
Taylor street, Selden street. South 
Wood street and South Lincoln 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Cullerton, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 



Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, M.artin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wiallace-, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermoit, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaiha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Mulac presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to A. Wolf to erect a 
wooden sign on post, about two 
by three feet, at the edge of the 
sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 1233 S. Kedzie avenue. 
Said sign shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Mulac presented a claim of 
Peter J. Ludwigson for wages, and 
a claim of Adolph Radosta for a re- 
bate of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Ray presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Committee 
on Local Transportation be and 
it hereby is directed to give early 



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January 19, 1916. 



consideration to an ordinance now 
pending before said committee 
providing for the extension of the 
street car line on Taylor street 
from South Western avenue to 
South Kedzie avenue. 

Aid. Anderson presented the fol- 
lowing orders, which were, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Nellie L. Armstrong to 
string, and maintain for 30 days, 
an oilcloth sign across the side- 
walk in front of the premises 
known as 3211 Colorado avenue. 
Said sign shall be . erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Nellie L. Armstrong to 
erect and maintain a V-shaped 
wooden sign across the sidewalk 
in front of the premises known 
as 3211 Colorado avenue. Said 
sign shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to L. Steinberger to erect 
and maintain a wooden sign, 13 
feet by 3 feet, over the sidewalk, 
to bo attached to building at 2934 
W. Madison street. Said sign 
shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
I^ublic, Works. This privilege 
sliall bo subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any tinio in liis dis- 
cretion. 



Aid. Anderson presented an order 
directing the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works to remove water meter - 
from premises known as 1100 South 
Homan avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with brick Mon- 
ticello avenue from Ferdinand street i" 
to right of way of the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway on West Kin- 
zie street. 

Consideration of which was, on 
motion of Aid. Smith, deferred. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Rodriguez presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Whereas, The President of the 
United States has set aside January 
27, 1916, to be reserved for the pur- 
pose of collecting funds for the ben- 
efit and relief of the many Jewish 
war sufferers of Europe; and 

Whereas, The People's Relief 
Conference for Jewish War Suffer- 
ers has been organized, as its name 
implies, for the express purpose of 
carrying out the sentiment ex- 
pressed by the President in setting 
aside January 27th to be observed; 
therefore it is hereby 

Ordered, That the Mayor and 
the General Superintendent of 
Police are authorized and in- 
structed to issue all necessary 
permits to Jacob Grossberg and 
Dr. Hyman Cohen, representing 
the People's Relief Conference for 
Jewish War Sullerers, permitting 
said organization to conduct a tag 
day on the public streets of Chi- 
cago on the 27th day of January 
1910. 



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2925 



The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for grading 
and paving with Portland cement 
concrete the alleys between West 
North avenue, Pierce avenue, North 
Spaulding avenue and North Kedzie 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Rodriguez, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, M,artin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichds, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace', Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littleir, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Tbos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 

Nays — None. 






SIXTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Zwiefka presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Mandel's Gloak Store to 
erect, and maintain for thirty 
days, a muslin sign over the side- 
walk in front of premises known 
as 1270 Milwaukee avenue. Said 
sign shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Healy presented an ordi- 



nance repealing an ordinance passed 
December 5, 1910, granting permis- 
sion to the Chicago Auditorium As- 
sociation to construct, maintain and 
use a canopy over the sidewalk in 
front of (premises known as 22 Con- 
gress street. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Healy moved to pass said or- 
dinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert; 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littleir, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Bla'ha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance 
passed by the City Council on De- 
cember 5, 1910, and appearing upon 
pages 2044-45 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of said date, granting 
permission to the Chicago Audito- 
rium Association, a corporation, its 
successors and assigns, to construct, 
maintain and use a canopy over the 
sidewalk in front of the premises at 
22 Congress street be and the same 
is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. The City Comptroller 
is hereby authorized and directed to 
cancel all outstanding unpaid war- 
rants for said privilege for the pe- 



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January 19, 1916. 



riods subsequent to December 5, 
1915. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from 
and after its passage. 

Aid. Healy presented an ordinance 
providing for the vacation, for park 
purposes, of South Parkside avenue 
between West Harrison street and 
Lexington street, and the north- 
and-south alley in the block 
bounded by South Central avenue, 
West Harrison street, Lexington 
street and South Parkside avenue, 
in S. E. % of Section 17-39-13, 
Which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Healy presented a claim of 
A. P. Rankin & Company for a re- 
bate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Bowler presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to S. Halperin to erect and 
maintain a vertical tank (plum- 
ber's sign) at the edge of side- 
walk in front of premises known 
as 1330 West 12th street. Said 
tank shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Herman Photo Studio 
Company to erect and maintain a 
photo case on sidewalk in front 
of premises known as 10G4 West 
12tli street. Said plioto case shall 



be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. This privilege shall 
be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Kramer & Shurmer to 
string, and maintain for thirty 
days, a muslin sign across the 
sidewalk in front of the premises 
known as 1917 South Halsted 
street. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Bowler presented a claim of 
John Lusseum for a rebate of water 
rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Fick and Miller presented 
the following orders, which were, 
on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to H. Goldberg to erect, 
and maintain for thirty days, a 
muslin sign over the sidewalk in 
front of premises known as 1015 
West 12th street. Said sign shall 
be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. This privilege shall 
be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Tony Sanbos to erect 



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2927 



and maintain a barber pole at the 
edge of the sidewalk in front of 
premises known as 1015 South 
Halsted street. Said barber pole 
shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with brick the 
alley between West 14th street. 
West 14th place, South Peoria street 
and South Sangamon street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Fick, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert. 
Hickey, Miartin, Nance, McCormdck, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace-, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littleir, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick the alley between 
West 14th street, West 14th place, 
South Sangamon street and South 
Morgan street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Miller, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickeiy, M.artin, Nance, McGormick, 



Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace-, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littleir, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 
Nays — ^None. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Krause presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Gommis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Yernon Ingalls to erect 
and maintain a 2-foot tin coffee 
pot sign, to project 3 feet across 
the sidewalk, in front of premises 
known as 120 West Ghicago ave- 
nue. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Geiger presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Gommis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Newcomb and Macklin 
Gompany to erect, and maintain 
from October 1, 1915, to April 1, 
1916, a storm entrance not more 
than three feet in width in front 
of premises known as northwest 
corner N. State street and W. Kin- 
zie street. Said storm entrance 
shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all the rules 
and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works. This priv- 



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January 19, 1916. 



ilege shall be subject to termina- 
tion by the Mayor at any time in 
his discretion. 

Aid. Geiger presented a claim of 
Mrs. Mattie A. Loring for a refund 
of 90% of special assessment for 
water supply pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 

Aid. Geiger presented the follow- 
ing ordinance, which was ordered 
published and referred to the Com- 
mittee on Railway Terminals: 

Whereas, The City Council of 
the City of Chicago did on the 23d 
day of March, 1914, pass an ordi- 
nance granting to The Union Station 
Company, a corporation, its succes- 
sors and assigns, the right to con- 
struct, maintain and operate a rail- 
road passenger station in the City 
of Chicago and the right also to 
construct, maintain and operate 
certain railroad tracks and facili- 
ties in connection therewith in said 
ordinance described, which said or- 
dinance further provided' for the 
vacation of certain streets and al- 
leys in connection with said passen- 
ger station; and 

Whereas, Said ordinance further 
provided that the said The Union 
Station Company should pay to the 
City of Chicago the sum of Eight 
Hundred Twenty-five Thousand, 
Eight Hundred Five and 4/lOOths 
Dollars ($825,805.04) within the 
time limited for the acceptance of 
said ordinance, which payment was 
made to the City of Chicago on Sep- 
tember 23, 1914, said sum being 
fixed as the value of certain streets 
and alloys >o provided to be va- 
cated in said ordinance, it being the 
intention of the City of Chicago to 
transfer to said The Union Station 
Company such title as it might have 
held in said streets and alleys; and 
WirKiU'Aa. The Chicago Union Sta- 
tion Company, formerly The Union 
Station Company, has /requested the 
Mayor and City Clerk of the City 
of Chicago to execute and deliver 



to said Chicago Union Station Gom- 
(pany a quit-olaim deed to those 
parts of West Water street vacated 
lying between the south line of Ful- 
ton street and the north line of 
West Lake street, and the east line 
of North Canal street, and between 
the south line of West Washington 
street, and the north line of West 
Madison street; and that part of 
Fulton street lying between the east 
line of North. Canal street and the 
west line of the north Branch of 
the Chicago River; therefore 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the Mayor and 
City Clerk be and they are hereby 
authorized and directed to execute 
on behalf of the City of Chicago a 
guiit-claim deed conveying to the 
Chicago Union Station Company, a 
corporation, organized and existing 
under the laws of the State of Illi- 
nois all interest in the following de- 
scribed real estate, to wit: 

All those parts of West Water 
street vacated lying within Blocks 
Twenty-two (22) and Fifty-one 
(51) ; also all that part of Fulton 
street vacated lying north of and 
adjoining the north line of Block 
Twenty-two (22) all in the Origi- 
nal Town of Chicago, in Section 
Nine, Township Thirty-nine 
North, Range Fourteen, East of 
the Third Principal Meridian; 
said parts of said vacated streets 
being further described as all 
that part of West Water street 
lying between the south line of 
Fulton street and the north line 
of West Lake street, and the east 
line of North Canal street, and 
between the south line of West 
Washington street, and the north 
line of West Madison street: also 
all that part of Fulton street ly- 
ing between the east line of North 
Canal street and the west lino of 
the North Branch of the Chicago 
River situated in the City of Chi- 
cago, Coimty of Cook and State of 
Illinois; and that the City Comp- 



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troller on delivery of One Dollar 
($1.00) and any required charge 
for revenue stamps, be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed 
to deliver said deed to said Chi- 
cago Union Station Company, a 
copy of the form of said deed be- 
ing attached hereto and made a 
part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from 
and lafter its passage. 



This Indenture, miade this 

day of A. D. 1916, wit- 

nessefch, that the grantor. City of 
Chicago, la municipal corporation of 
the County of Cook and State of 
Illinois, for and in consideration of 
the sum of One Dollar and of pay- 
ments made by tJhe Grantee herein to 
the Grantor, as required under an 
ordinance passed by the City Council 
of Chicago on the 23rd day of March, 
A. D., 1914, granting certain rights 
to The Union Station Company, 
(now the Chicago Union Station 
Company), conveys and quit-claims 
unto said Chicago Union Station 
Company, a corporation organized 
and existing under the laws of the 
State of Illinois, all interest in the 
following described real estate, to 
wit: 

All those parts of West Water 
street vacated lying within Blocks 
Twenty-two (22) and Fifty-one 
(51); also all that part of Fulton 
street vacated lying north of and 
adjoining the north line of Block 
Twenty- two (22) all in the Original 
Town of Chicago, in Section Nine, 
Township Thirty-nine North, Range 
Fourteen, East of the Third Princi- 
pal Meridian; said parts of said 
vacated streets being further de- 
scribed as all that part of West 
Water street lying between the 
south line of Fulton street and the 
north line of West Lake street, and 
the east line of North Canal istreet, 
and between the south line of West 
Washington street, and the north 



line of West Madison street; also all 
that part of Fulton street lying be- 
tween the east line of North Canal 
street and the west line of the 
North Branch of the Chicago River 
situated in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

In Witness Whereof, The said 
Grantor has hereunto caused its 
corporate seal to be affixed and 
these presents to be signed by its 
Mayor and attested by its Clerk the 
day and year first abovei written. 

City of Chicago, 



By. 



Mayor, 



Attest : 



City Clerk. 



State of Illinois, ] 



.1 



ss. 



County of Cook 

I, a Notary Public in and 

for said county in the state afore- 
said, do hereby certify that Wil- 
liam Hale Thompson, Mayor of the 
City of Chicago, and John Siman, 
Clerk of the City of Chicago, per- 
sonally known to me to be the same 
persons whose names are subscribed 
to the foregoing instrument, ap- 
peared before me this day in per- 
son and severally acknowledged that 
as such Mayor and Clerk, respective- 
ly, they signed and delivered the 
said instrument in writing as the 
Mayor and Clerk, respectively, of 
said City of Chicago, and caused the 
corporate seal of said corporation 
to be affixed thereto, as their free 
and voluntary act and as the free 
and voluntary act and deed of said 
City of Chicago for the uses and 
purposes therein set forth. 

Given under my hand and no- 
tarial seal this day of .A. 

D. 1916. 



Notary Public, 



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NEW BUSINESS — ^BY WARDS. January 19, 1916. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Bauler presented the follow- 
ing resolution, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly adopted: 

Whereas, The report of the Po- 
lice Department and the number of 
arrests of intoxicated chauffeurs 
show an alarming increase of acci- 
dents caused by such reckless and 
drunken chauffeurs; and 

Whereas, The present penalty as 
provided by the City Ordinances is 
wholly inadetiuate to mete out prop- 
er punishment to such persons; 
and 

Whereas, It is the opinion of 
the Corporation Counsel that the 
City Council is without authority 
to pass an ordinance for the im- 
prisonment of such offenders and 
it is necessary to obtain the passage 
of a bill by the legislature author- 
izing the City Council to enact such 
an ordinance; and therefore, be it 

Resolved, That it is the sense of 
the City Council that such legisla- 
tion is vitally necessary to properly 
regulate and punish persons driving 
or operating automobiles while in 
an intoxicated condition; and 

Be it ordered, That the Corpora- 
tion Counsel prepare the necessary 
bill to be presented for passage by 
the General Assenibly for the im- 
prisonment of such offenders; and 
be it further 

Resolved, That the Mayor appoint 
a Committee of three Aldermen to 
confer with His Honor, Governor 
Dunne, relative to the inquiry of 
the passage of such legislation, and 
urge upon His Honor, the Gover- 
nor, to include such legislation in 
his call for the adjourned special 
session of the legislature to be held 
in February, 1916, or at sucli other 
special session as may bo called by 
His Honor, Governor Dunne. 

Aid. Hauler presented a claim of 
Wm. Dpssow for wages, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



Aid Bauler and Ellison presented 
the following order, which was, on 
motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to Union Stock Yards Provision 
Company to string, and maintain 
for thirty days, two muslin signs 
across the sidewalk in front of the 
premises known as 1580 Clybourn 
avenue. Said signs shall be erect- 
ed and maintained in accordance 
with all rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public 
Works. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

Aid. Bauler and Ellison presented 
a claim of S. P. Miller for a rebate 
of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Kjellander and Wallace pre- 
sented an order directing considera- 
tion of the question of establishing 
playgrounds at the Hawthorne, Al- 
oott, Nettelhorst and Arnold, 
schools, which was 

Referred to the Special Park 
Commission. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Haderlein presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to W. S. Hart to string, and main- 
tain for thirty days, a muslin 
sign across the sidewalk in front 
of premises known as 3130 Lin- 
coln avenue. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in accord- 
ance with all rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of PubHo 



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2931 



\\'orks. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

Aid. Haderlein presented a claim 
of William Dagger for a refund of 
permit fees, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid Gnadt ipresented an ordinance 
amending Section 1073 of The Chi- 
cago Code of 1911, to provide that 
bonds required to be filed with ap- 
plications for licenses for the sale 
of cartridges, etc., shall be in the 
penal sum of one thousand dollars, 
and without sureties, which was 

Referred to the Committee ion 
License. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Link presented .an ordinance 
(providing for the vacation of part 
of the first north-and-south alley 
west of Broadway in the block 
bounded by Broadway, Grace street, 
Rokeby street and Sheridan road, in 
S. H. Kerfoot's Subdivision, in Block 
8, Laflin, Smith and Dyer's Subdi- 
vision of the N. E.^ %, Section 20- 
40-14 (Albert Fuchs, beneficiary), 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

Aid. Link presented an order di- 
recting the Commissioner of Build- 
ings to issue a permit to J. F. Hecht 
to erect and maintain a sign at rear 
of building at 6211 Broadway, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings €ind City Hall. 

Aid. Link presented a claim of 
Errin Feidtmeir for a rebate of wa- 
ter rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Link and Capitain presented 
the following order, which was, on 
motion, duly passed : 



Ordered, That the Commission- 
er of Public Works be and be is 
hereby directed to install and 
maintain bubbling drinking foun- 
tains at the edge of the sidewalk 
at each of the following loca- 
tions : 

Broadway and Wilson avenue; 

Broadway and Bryn Mawr 
avenue; 

Broadway and Devon avenue; 

North Clark street and Devon 
avenue; 

Broadway and Montrose ave- 
nue. 

Aid. Capitain presented the fol- 
lowing orders, which were, on mo- 
tion, duly ipasised: 

Ordered, That the City Clerk be 
and he is bereby directed, in 
printing in pamphlet form the or- 
dinance recommended by the 
Committee on Local Transporta- 
tion on January 19th, 1916, for 
contracting with Messrs. Robert 
Ridgway, Bion J. Arnold and W. 
B. Parsons to render a report on 
traction conditions, to print in 
the same pampblet with the or- 
dinance the biographical data 
submitted by the Committee in 
its report. 

Ordered, That the Committee on 
Judiciary be and they are bereby 
directed to take up the question 
of recommending to the City 
Council the repeal of all ordi- 
nances now in existence and not 
enforced through the fact that 
they are in conflict with the best 
public policy, or have been de- 
clared invalid by the courts. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with asphaltic 
concrete the alley between Sheridan 
road, Rosemont avenue and Ken- 
more avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Link, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 



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NEW BUSINESS BY WARDS. 



January 19, 1916. 



(passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormdck, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
M'cDermott, Hrubec, 6'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 



TV^^NTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kennedy presented the fol- 
lowing resolution: 

Whereas, In the death of Cather- 
ine Goggin, the citizens of Chicago 
have lost an able and noble citizen 
whose life was dedicated to the bet- 
terment of their condition; and the 
teachers — ^of all grades, of all opin- 
ions, of all associations — in the pub- 
lic schools of Chicago have lost a 
loyal friend, a fearless champion, a 
just loounsellor; and the school chil- 
dren have lost one who loved them 
and worked in all ways for their best 
welfare; 

Be it Resolved, That the mem- 
bers of this City Council, in appre- 
ciation of t^he beautiful and bene- 
ficial life of Catherine Goggin, and 
in recognition of her sad demise, do 
now rise, and by standing vote or- 
der that this resolution be spread 
upon the records of the Council, and 
that a copy thereof suitably en- 
grossed be presented to the Chicago 
Teachers' Federation. 

Aid. Kennedy moved to adopt the 
foregoing resolution. 

The motion was carried unani- 
mously by a rising vote. 



Aid. Kennedy presented an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to permit 
Bernard Kempe to maintain and oc- 
cupy flat in attio of building at 5710 
Berenice avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Dempsey presented an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to permit A. 
Dahlquist to erect and maintain a 
bay window of corrugated iron on 
side of building at 2628 North Tal- 
man avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Demipsey presented orders for 
paving with asphalt an alley in the 
block bounded by Armitage avenue, 
Stave street, Frances place and. 
Bingham street, and an alley in the 
block bounded by Armitage avenue, 
Bingham street, Frances place and 
Milwaukee avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Aid. Littler presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commission- m 
er of Public Works be and he is ^ 
hereby directed to issue a permit - 
to Ed. AhlsAvede & Co. to string, 
and maintain for thirty days, a -? 
muslin banner across the street \ 
at 2500 West North avenue. Said ' 
banner shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works. This 
privilege sball be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Littler presented an order 
directing the Committee on Local 
Trans/portation to take immediate 
steps for the restoration of the for- 



Jaiuuiry 19, 1916. 



NEW BUSINESS BY WARDS. 



2933 



mor routing of Through Route No. 
17 via North California avenue, Els- 
ton avenue and North Kedzie ave- 
nue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Transportation. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for curb- 
ing, grading and paving with brick 
the alley between Cortland street, 
Bloomingdale avenue, North Rich- 
mond street and Humboldt boule- 
vard. 

By unanimous consent, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Demipsey, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, CuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, ' Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace-, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O' Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Bla'ha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick the alleys be- 
tween Wabansia avenue. West 
North avenue, North Campbell ave- 
nue and North Maiplewood avenue. 

By unimanious iconsent, on motion 
of Aid. Littler, said estimate was 
approved! and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, M.artin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, CuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 



Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick the alleys be- 
tween Wabansia avenue, West 
North avenue, North Maplewood 
avenue and North Rockwell street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Dempsey, said estimate was 
approved and said oirdinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, CuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick the alleys be- 
tween Wabansia avenue. West 
North avenue. North Richmond 
street and Humboldt boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Littler, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 



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NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS. January 19, 1916. 



Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anders'on, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littleir, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Tbos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick the alleys be- 
tween Wabansia avenue, West 
North avenue, North Talman avenue 
and North Washtenaw avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Dempsey, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickej% M.artin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, -Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
M'cDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. McDermott presented the 
following order, which was, on mo- 
tjon, duly passed : 

Ordrrnfl, That the Gommission- 

or of Public Works be and he is 



hereby directed to issue a permit 
to H. Wessell to string, and main- 
tain for thirty days, banners 
across the following street inter- 
sections: West 47th street and 
South Ashland avenue; West 
51st street and South Ashland 
avenue; West 69th street and 
South Ashland avenue; West 63rd 
street and South Western avenue; 
West 51st street and South West- 
ern avenue; West 47th street and 
South Western avenue; and West 
63rd street and South Kedzie ave- 
nue. Said banners shall be erect- 
ed and maintained in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Hrubec pr/esented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Gommission- 
er of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to Peter Nix to string, and main- 
tain during the aldermanic pri- 
mary campaign, two muslin ban- 
ners over and across South Ash- 
land avenue at its intersections 
with West 48th and West 69th 
streets, respectively. Said ban- 
ners shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Hrubec presented a claim of 
Frank Tuma for a refund of 90% 
of special assessment for water sup- 
ply pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Hrubec ipresented an order 
for paving with brick South Robey 
street from West Garfield boulevard 
to West 63rd street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvemonts. 



) 



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2935 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. O'Toole presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commission- 
er of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to Cook and Pacis to erect and 
maintain a barber pole at the 
edge of the sidewalk in front of 
the premises known as 4643% 
South Halsted street. Said bar- 
ber pole shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with 
all rules and regulations of the 
Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 






THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Bergen presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed \ 

Ordered, That the Commission- 
er of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to cause the Chi- 
cago and Western Indiana Rail- 
road Company to install and 
maintain drip pans underneath its 
tracks at all subways from West 
55th street to West 63rd street. 

Aid. Kearns presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Gommission- 
er of Gas and Electricity be and 
he is hereby directed to install a 
combination fire alarm and po- 
lice patrol box at the southwest 
corner of West Garfield boule- 
vard and South State street. 

Ordered, That the Commission- 
er of Public Works be and hei is 
hereby directed to place and 
maintain signs in all streets a 
block distant from the Sherwood 
school at West 57th street and 
Princeton avenue, warning the 
drivers of public motor vehicles 
of the proximity of said school. 



Aid. Kearns piresented an order 
directing consideration of the ad- 
visability of installing and main- 
taining a comfort station at the 
Sherwood playground, which was 

Referred to the Special Park Com- 
mission. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Rea presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed J 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Berkson Bros, to main- 
tain two (2) driveways, one at 
6615 South Halsted street and an- 
other at 6619 South Halsted 
street; said permit to be issued 
and work to be done according to 
the provisions of the ordinance of 
July 28, 1913, governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of 
driveways. 

Aid. Rea presented an order for 
opening South Bishop street from 
West 74th street southward, which 
was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Aid. Fisher presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to The Protestant Associa- 
tion Home for Children for the 
use of free water at their new 
home at No. 310 Normal parkway, 
said Home being an entirely 
charitable institution supported 
by donations from the public. 

Aid. Fisher presented a communi- 
cation from the Civic Music Asso- 
ciation of Chicago and an order for 
an appropriation of $1,000 for free 
concerts to the public, in schools 
and social centers, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



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NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS. 



January 19, 1916. 



Aid. Fisher presented a -claim of 
John E. Clarke for wages, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for a cinder 
sidewalk on both sides of South 
Winchester avenue from West 79th 
street to West 83rd street. 

By unaiiimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Rea, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, M^artin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace-, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littleir, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Bla'ha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Michaelson presented the 
following orders, which were, on 
motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to the Great Western Iron 
& Metal Company to maintain a 
driveway at 1864 North Leclaire 
avenue; said permit to be issued 
and work to be done according to 
the provisions of the ordinance of 
July 28, 1913, governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of 
driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 



he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to the Nubian Paint Com- 
.pany to maintain a driveway at 
1856 North Leclaire avenue; said 
permit to be issued and work to 
be done according to the provi- 
sions of the ordinance of July 28, 
1913, governing the construction 
and maintenance of driveways. 

Aid. Michaelson presented an or- 
dinance granting permission and 
authority to the Chicago Grain 
Company to construct, maintain and 
operate a switch track over and 
across North Laramie avenue, south 
of Homer street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Industries. 

Aid. Michaelson presented an or- 
der requiring the Chicago Railways 
Company to construct during 1916 
an extension of its street railway 
system in North Central avenue 
from Milwaukee avenue to West 
Division street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 

Local Transportation. 

Aid. Buck presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioners of Public Works and Gas 
and Electricity be and they are 
hereby directed to permit the 
South Boulevard Business Men's 
Association to install festoon 
lights along South boulevard be- 
tween N. Central and N. Parkside 
avenues, from December 18 to 
December 26, 1915. Said lights 
shall be installed and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Departments of 
Public Works and Gas and Elec- 
tricity. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with brick the 



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alleys between Palmer street, Dick- 
mis avenue, North Kedvale avenue 
and North Keeler avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Michaelson, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas 'and nays as fol- 
io w^s : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichois, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, GuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 

Nays — None. 



TfflRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Toman presented the follow- 
ing order, w^hich was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to David Greenberg to 
string, and maintain for thirty 
days, a muslin sign across the 
sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 3311 West 12th street. 
Said sign shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Toman presented an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to permit Ru- 
ben Rosenberg to occupy basement 
in building at 1216 South Homan 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 



Aid. Blaha presented the follow- 
ing .order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to in- 
stall a combination fire alarm and 
police patrol box at the southwest 
corner of South Lawndale ave- 
nue and West 32nd street. 

Aid. Blaha (presented an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to permit the 
California Ice Company to occupy 
fname office at 4025 Ogden 'avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Blaha presented a claim of 
Dr. Clyde D. Pence for compensa- 
tion for damage to property, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. . 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch presented a 
claim of Agnes Flanagan for wages, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee 
Finance. 



on 



Aid. Janke presented la claim of 
Fred Brown for reimbursement of 
cost of installing water service pipe, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with brick the 
^lley between West Van Buren 
street. West Congress street, South 
Karlov avenue and South Keeler 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Thos. J. Lynch, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 



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was passed, by yeas and nays las 
follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, M.artin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts,, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wiallacc', Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littleir, 
McDermott, Hrubec, 0' Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch,. Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick the alley between 
West Van Buren street, West Gon- 
gress street, South Kildare avenue 
and South Kostner iavenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Janke, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, M-artin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler,' Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace-, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littleir, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blah a, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick the alleys be- 
(weon south curb lino of Hirsch 
street, Kamerling avenue, North 



Karlov avenue and North Keeler 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Thos. J. Lynch, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link,- Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 

Nays — None. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Holden Playground: Acquisition of 
Site. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to ^ 
consideration of the report of the 
Gommittee on Finance concerning 
purchase of portion of present site 
of Holden Playground from the 
University of Ghicago and accep- 
tance of offer of Edward F. Bosley 
for use of balance of said site, de- 
ferred and published December 30, 
1915. page 2727. 

The- motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the ordi- 
nance submitted therewith [printed 
in Pamphlet No. 499]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam. Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 



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Pottkoske, GuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlem, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
,1. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 

passed: 

Whereas, The City loif Chicago is 
occupying as a municipal play- 
ground, known as Eolden Play- 
ground, premises on the westerly 
side of Boinfield street, n^oTth of 31st 
street, described as Lots 9 to 37, 
Chas. J. Hull's Subdivision of Lioi 6 
in Block 26, Canal Trustees' Sub- 
division Oif south fraction of Section 
29, Tlownsihip 39 North, Range 14 
East of the 3rd Principal Meridian, 
Lots 25, 34 and 35 being owned by 
the City of Chicago, and Lots 9 to 
24, 26 to 33, 36 and 37 being held 
under lease from the University of 
Chicago at a nominal rental and the 
payment of taxes and special assess- 
ments, which lease will terminate 
on December 31, 1915; and 

Whereas, The University lof Chi- 
cago has offered to sell said leased 
I premises to the City of Chicago for 
the sum of Fifteen Thousand 
($15,000.00) Dollars, subject to 
taxes and special assessments, and 
said premises are exempt from gen- 
eral taxes, and the unpaid special 
assessments amount to apprloxi- 
mately $2,000.00, and said offer is 
considered reasonable by the 
Comptroller; and 

Whereas, Edward F. Bosley has 
offered to purchase said lots 9 to 24 
for nine thousand ($9,000.00) dol- 
lars, clear of taxes and special as- 
sessments, and to lease or deed said 
lots 9 to 24 to the City of Chicago 
for the sole use for a playground 
for children, upon the conditions 



that said property sihall revert to 
the Grantor whenever the City shall 
cease toi use it for such purpose; 
that before June 1, 1916, the level 
of said premises shall be raised 
three (3) feet above the present 
level and that all taxes, special as- 
sessments or oth'er charges are to 
be paid by the City of Chicago while 
the tproperty is used for a play- 
ground : 

Be it ordained by itie City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the- offer of Ed- 
ward F. Bosley to purchase and 
turn over said Lots 9 to 24 for play- 
ground purposes be and hereby is 
accepted, and the Comptroller is 
hereby authorized and directed to 
take all steps necessary to carry 
this acceptance into effect, including 
the signing of all prOiper agreements 
and leases, and the payment of 
taxes and special assessments 
against said premises. 

Section 2. That the Comiptroller 
be and hereby is authoriz'cd and 
directed to purchase from the Uni- 
verisity of Chicago, for the sum of 
Six Thousand ($6,000.00) Dollars, 
said lots 26 to 33, 36 and 37, subject 
to existing taxes and special assess- 
ments. 

Section 3. That in token of the 
appreciation of the City of Chicago 
of tbe gencTOsity and public spirit- 
edness of Edward F. Bosley, said 
playground, upon its acquirement 
by the City lOif Chicago, shall be 
known and designated as the Bosley 
Playground. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall 
be of foTce and effect from and 
aifter its passage and approval. 



Municipal Pier: Payment for Water- 
proofing of Track Platform. 

Aid. Riehert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of payment for water-proofing of 
track platform on Pier No. 2 in 



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January 19, 1916. 



Harbor District No. 1, deferred and 
published December 30, 1915, page 
2727. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report aoid to pass the ordi- 
nance submitted therewith [printed 
in Pamphlet No. 499]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays ' as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, GuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowsiki, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
BowleT, Powers, Pick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Harbor and 
Subway Gommission be and it is 
hereby authorized tO' pay E. L. 
Scheidenhelm $2,490.00 for water- 
proofing the track platform along 
the freight and passenger buildings 
on Pier No. 2, as an extra to the 
original contract. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
be in force and effect from and 
after its passage and aipproval. 



SeUlcninits oF Lawsuits: Monthly 
Reports Rociuirod. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
GoFiimiitee on l^'inance on an ordi- 
n;inc(> rfHpiiring montlily reports of 
srI Mi'iiKMits of lawsnils. di^fiMTiMl 



and published December 30, 1915, 
page 2727. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert m^oved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance [printed in Pamphlet No. 
499]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That it shall be the 
duty of the Oorporation Gounsel and 
all other law officers of the city, 
w^ho shall have authio^rity to make 
settlement of lawsuits, to report in 
writing at the first regular meeting 
of the Gity Gouncil in each and 
every month hereafter all cases 
where settlements have been made 
without isuit. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
be in force and effect from and after 
its passage. 



Motor Vcliicio Livery Service: Coii- 
ti-aet for 1916. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed \o 
consideration of the report of the 
Gomniitfee on Finance in (he mat- 
t(M* of contract for motor vehicle 



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livery service for the year 1916, 
.It^ferred and published December 
;U). 1915, page 2728. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
Slid report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richest, 
Hickey, M.artin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Yanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, GuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlem, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — -None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Gity Gomp- 
troller be and he is hereby autho- 
rized, in accordance with his rec- 
ommendation of December 9, 1915, 
attached hereto, to accept the bid 
of J. T. Saracino of $1.75 per hour 
for auto service for the year 1916. 



Second Precinct Police Station: 
Lease of Premises (Renewal). 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of tlie 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of renewal of lease of premises 
at Nos. 625-7 South Glark street 
for Second Precinct police station, 
deferred and published December 
30, 1915, page 2728. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 



The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, M.artin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Yanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
BiQwler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Whereas, The Gity of Chicago is 
occupying the building known as 
Nos. 625-627 Souith Clark street for 
its Second Precinct Police Station, 
under lease from Joseph M. Weil 
and Victor Weil, at a rental of 
$10,800.00 per annum, for a term 
which will end on the 30th day of 
April, A. D. 1916, and the General 
Superintendent of PO'lice has rec- 
ommended (that the term of said 
lease be extended: 

Ordered, Tbat the City Comp- 
troller be and hereby is authorized 
and directed to execute on behalf 
of the City of Chicago a lease from 
JiO'seph M. Weil and Victor Weil to 
the City of Chicago of the building 
at 625-627 South Clark street for 
the term of five years commencing 
May 1, 1916, at a rental of ten thou- 
sand eight hundred ($10,800.00) 
dollars per annum; such lease to 
provide tha|t the City of Chicago 
may terminate said lease on the 
30th day of April, A. D. 1917, or 
on the 30th day of April of any 
subsequent year during said term 
by giving the lessors ninety days' 
written notice of its election so to 
do, and to contain such other terms- 
and conditions as shall meet with 



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January 19, 1916. 



the approval of the General Sup- 
erintendent lO'f Police and City 
Comptroller. 

It is understood that the rentals 
for said premises, payable during 
the coming year, shall be appro- 
priated in the Budget for 1916. 



Cast Iron Pipe: Contracts. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of sundry contracts for cast iron 
pipe, deferred and published De- 
cember 30, 1915, page 2729. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, M.artin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt. McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
B'OwleT, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec. O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns. Rea, 
Fisher, Miohaolson, Ruck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be, and he is 
heroby authorized, to enter into 
contract with the United States Cast 
Iron Pipe and Foundry Company 
for approximiately 11,325 tons of 
12, 2/», 30, 36 and 48- inch Cast Iron 
Water Pipe, and with the American 
Cast, Iron Pipe Company, the 
Lynchburg Foundry Company and 
the Glamorgan Pipe and Foundry 



Company, each for approximately 
2,500 tons of 4, 6, 8 land 12-inch 
cast iron water pipe. 



Wilson Av. Water Tunnel: Copper 

Annunciator Wire. i 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to ' 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of increasing contract for cop- 
per annunciator wire for the Wil- 
son avenue water tunnel, deferred 
and published December 30, 1915, 
page 2729. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fi-ck, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered. That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized, in accordance with his 
request of December 23, 1915, to 
extend the contract with the Ameri- 
can Steel & Wire Co., dated June 
30, 1915, for furnishing copper an- 
nunciator wire to the Wilson Ave- 
nue Tunnel, so that the total 
quantity to be purchased shall be 
increased from 10,000 to 16,000 
pounds at the price of 28 cents per 



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pound. The cost of this additional 
material is to be charged against the 
Construction Division Capital Ac- 
count which will be reimbursed out 
of appropriation Account 502-X-37. 



Fire Station at N. Springfield and 

Wabansia Aves.: Purchase of 

Site. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of purchase of a site for a fire 
station at North Springfield and 
Wabansia avenues, deferred and 
published December 30, 1915, page 
2729. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, M.artin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, CuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the City Oomp- 
troller be and hereby is authorized 
and directed to purchase as a fire 
station site, for the sum of six 
thousand ($6,000.00) dollars, Lot 
seven (7) in Block one (1) of Hagan 
& BriO'Wn's Addition to Chicago, a 
subdivision in the S. W. ^ of the 
S. W. V4. in Section thirty-five (35), 
Township forty (40) North, Range 



thirteen (13), East of the 3rd Prin- 
cipal Meridian in Cook County, 111., 
said premises being located on the 
east side of North Springfield ave- 
nue, north of Wabansia avenue, ad- 
joining the grounds of the Spring- 
field Avenue Pumping Station, with 
a frontage of 120 feeft and a depth 
of 290 feet. 

Said purchiase shall be charged to 
Account 935-X-8. 



Hero Manufacturing Co.: Claim. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance on a claim 
of the Hero Manufacturing Com- 
pany for a refund of deposit, de- 
ferred and published December 30, 
1915, page 2730. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richest, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, CuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
BowleT, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comp- 
troller and City Treasurer be and 
they are hereby authorized and di- 
rected to refund to the Hero Manu- 
facturing Company the one hundred 
dollar ($100.00) deposit made by 



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them for fender itests (Receipt No. 
F-1753J. 



Mrs. Mable Massie: Claim. 

Aid. Ric'hert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance on a claim 
of Mrs. Mable Massie for compen- 
sation for damage to property, de- 
ferred and published December 30, 
1915, page 2730. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePries't, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, M.artin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, CuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
BowleT, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized and directed to pay to 
Mrs. Mable Massie, of 3121 Forest 
avenue, the sum of fifteen ($15.00) 
dollars, ;same to be in full for all 
damages to wearing apparel spat- 
tered with oil on September 16, 
1915, at 31st street and Forest 
avenue by pneumatic street oiler, 
and the Comptroller is .ordered to 
pay the same from appropriations 
heretofore made for the Bureau of 
Streets. 



National Encampment of the Veter- 
ans of Foreign Wars: Com- 
mittee on Entertainment. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance on an order 
directing appointment of a com- 
mittee in connection with the Na- 
tional Encampment of the Yeterans 
of Foreign Wars, deferred and 
published December 30, 1915, page 
2730. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris,. 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, CuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski,. 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order a& 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Mayor be and 
he hereby is directed to appoint a 
committee of ten citizens to co- 
operate with other committees in 
connection with the "National En- 
campment of the Veterans of 
Foreign Wars" to. be held in Chicago 
in the first week of September, 1916. 



Police Station at N. E. Corner E. 

91st St. and Cott^ine Grove Av.: 

Piirehase ol' Site. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 



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Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of purchase of site for a police 
station at the northeast corner of 
East 91st street and Cottage Grove 
avenue, deferred and published 
December 30, 1915, page 2731. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Rieheirt moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed Bind said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 

DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 

I Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormdck, 

: Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 

Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 

Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 

Ray, Ander'son, Smith, Lawley, 

Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 

' Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 

I Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 

Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 

I Kjellander, Wallace., Haderlein, 

Gnadt, Link, Oapitain, Pretzel, 

Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littleir, 

McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 

J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 

Fisheir, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 

Blaiha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67, 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the City Glomp- 
I troller be and hereby is authorized 
and directed to purchase for the 
sum of six thousand ($6,000.00) 
dollars, for a police station site, the 
I lot at the northeast corner of East 
'91st street and Cottage Grove ave- 
nue, 66.4 X 150 feet in size, described 
as Lot Nine (9), Block Eight (8) in 
Dauphin Park, a subdivision of 
that part west of I. C. R. R. right of 
way of the North three-quarters 
(N. %) of the West half (W. V2) of 
Section Two (2), Township Thirty- 
seven (37) NoTth, Range Floiurteen 
(14), East of the Third Principal 
Meridian. 

This action is taken upon the 
Tecommendation of the General 
Superintendent of Police and City 
Comptroller. 



Said /purchase shall be charged tb 
Account 930 X 9. 



Quit-claim Deed (to Maud 
Stephenson). 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of execution of quit-claim deed 
of City's interest in certain prop- 
erty, deferred and published De- 
cember 30, 1915, page 273;i. . 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 

DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 

Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormdck, 

Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 

Block, Yanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 

Pettkoske-, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 

Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 

Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 

Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 

Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 

Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 

Kjellander, Wallace;, Haderlein, 

Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 

1 Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 

; McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 

f J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 

I Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 

Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 

Nays— None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Whereas, The City lof Chicago 
has tax claims amounting to $753.52 
against Lot Twenty-five (25), Block 
Three (3) Hilliard & Dobbins' 1st 
Addition to Washington Heights in 
Sections 7 and 8, Township 37 
North, Range 14, and othet- tax 
claims and forfeitures against said 
premises will bring the total claims 
toithe amount of $1,114.39, and said 
premises have an assessed value of 
$400.00 and an actual value of from 
$1,200.00 to $1,500.00, and the 
owner thereorf has offered to pay the 



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City the sum of Six Hundred and 
Forty ($640.00) Dollars in ,ciom- 
pTomise of its claims, the accept- 
ance of which has been apprioved by 
the Comptroller and Gorpioration 
Counsel: 

Ordered, That the Mayor and City 
Clerk be and hereby lare authorized 
and directed to execute on behalf of 
the City of Chicago a quit-claim deed 
to Maud Stephenson or her nominee 
of all interest acquired by the City 
in and to the above described prem- 
ises by three (3) certain tax deeds, 
and on the payment of the sum of 
Six Hundred and Forty ($640.00) 
Dollars, and required charge ifOT 
revenue stamp, the City Comptroller 
be and hereby is authorized and di- 
rected to deliver ?aid quit claim 
deed, together with the tax certifi- 
cates obtained at the sales of 1913 
and 1914, properly endorsed for can- 
cellation. 



J. P. Sullivan: Claim. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance on a claim 
of J. P. Sullivan for payment of 
amount deducted as penalties from 
painting contracts, deferred and 
published December 30, 1915, page 
2732. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas 'and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickcy, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoskc, Oullorton, Mulac, Kornor, 
Ray, Ando-r-on, Smith, Tjawloy, 
Rodriguez, Utpatol, Szymkowski, 
Zwiofka, Sitis, Hoaly, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Mill(M\ 
Krause, (iciger, Baulor, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderloin, 



Gnadt, Link, Oapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littleir, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaiha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal be 
and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to allow the Eighty ($80.00) 
Dollars deducted as' penalty on the 
contract of J. P. Sullivan for paint- 
ing buildings in the Fire Depart- 
ment, and the Comptroller is ordered 
to pay the same from appropria- 
tions heretofore made for that de- 
partment. 



Uncollectible Bills for Water Rates: 
Decreases. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of decreasing uncollectible bills 
for water rates, deferred and pub- 
lished December 30, 1915, page 
2732. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Riciheirt moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith, decreasing bill 
against occupant of premises known 
as 11400 Avon avenue, and others. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merria,m. Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus. 
PettkoskC', Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawle:?^, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiofka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krauso, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, WalKaoc, Haderloin, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel. 
Lipids. Kennedv. Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, OToole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea. 
~ Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 



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Blaiha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the following ac- 
ciounts due the City of Chicago, as 
shown on the frontage water bills 
hereto attached, and hereby made a 
part of this order, be and the same 
are hereby decreased in full frcm 
and upon the books of the Bureau 
of Water for the reasons stated in 
the copies tcf the a?epiorts attached 
to the said bills, which copies of re- 
ports are hereby miade a part 
hereof. 

The claims to be decreased are as 
follows: 

Suspense 

Acciount Prem- 

No. 2. Name. ises. Amount. 

916 Occupant, 11400 Avon 

avenue $ 1.03 

917 G. H. Burnam, 1904 

Mlointerey avenue 50 

918 Occupant, 11331 Church- 

street 63 

919 Jas. Patten, 11361 Her- 

.mosa avenue ..... 2.81 

920 Fred Clemen, 11601 

Church street 1.26 

890 F. H. Hague, 1414-16 

Morse avenue 3.13 

870 G. Macri, 2218 Went- 

worth avenue . . 3.75 

910 Occupant, 3501 S. State 

street 5.63 

859 B. G. & M. Mfg. Co., 225- 

33 W. Ohio street 6.25 

719 Finn & Tobin, 3232 W. 

31st street 12.17 

887 Norman Dietz, 2919-23 

W. Van Buren istreet 35.63 



Aid. Richert moved to pass the 
order recommended in said report, 
decreasing bills against Olsen Bros, 
and Wm. Osborn. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 



Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske., GuUerton, MUlac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, " Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace;, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O- Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
BlaJha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the following ac- 
counts due the City lof Chicago, as 
shown on the water bills for street 
sprinkling, hereto attached, and 
hereby made a part of this order, be 
and the same are hereby decreased 
in full from and upon the books oif 
the Bureau of Water for the rea- 
sons stated in the ciopies of reports 
attached to said bills, which copies 
o!f reports' are hereby made a part 
hereof. 

The claims to be decreased are as 
follows: 
Account 

Misc. Ad- 
Bill No. Name, dress. Amount. 
298 Olsen Bros., 1019 Addi- 
son street .$50.00 

205 and 248 Wm. Osborn, 
1014 Greenwood ter- 
race . 50.00 



Aid. Richert moved to pass the 
order recommended in said report, 
decreasing bill against premises 
known as 4604 Kelso avenue, and 
others. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — ^Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickeiy, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoskei, GuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 



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Ray, Ander'sion, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace', Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the following ac- 
counts due the City of Chicago, as 
shown on the frontage water bills 
hereto attached, and hereby made a 
part of this order, be and the same 
are hereby decreased in full from 
and upon the books of the Bureau 
orf Water for the reasons stated in 
the copies of the reports attached 
to the said bills, which copies of 
reports are hereby made a part 
hereof. 

The claims to be decreased are as 

follows : 

Account 

Sus. 
No. 1. Premises. Amount. 

1238 4604 Kelso avenue $ 3.00 

1233 141 W. 43rd street 9.50 

1241 4836 N. St. Louis ave. 13.44 

1244 4547 Ellis avenue 13.62 

1237 3905-7 W. 12th street 16.75 

1229 1457 Sedgwick street. . 21.61 

1239 302 W. 29th street. .... 30.00 

1240 1352-6 W. Huron street 34.13 
1232 1708 Belmont avenue 35.25 

1245 4104 Sheridan road... . 57.32 



Wilson Av. Water Tunnel: Payment 

of Reserve on Contract (Sluice 

Gates). 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of payment of reserve on con- 
tract of the Coffin Valve Company 
for sluice gates at the Wilson ave- 
nue water tunnel, deferred and 



published December 30, 1915, page 
2733. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richeirt moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
PettkoskC', Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawle^r, 
Riodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace:, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works' be and he is 
hereby authorized, in accordance 
with his request oif December 22, 
1915, to pay the Coffin Valve Co., of 
Boston, Mass., the reserve on its 
contract for sluice gates for the 
Wilson Avenue Tunnel, amounting 
to $1,741.15, provided that the 
Coffin Valve Co. furnishes a bond in 
one-half the amount of the con- 
tract price to secure the City of 
Chicago against any defect in 
woirkmanship or material in the 
valves furnished by this company 
to the City of Chicago, in lieu of 
the 15 per cent, reserved under the 
terms of the contract. This bond is 
to run from the date of payment of 
this reserve until the date of final 
acceptance of the work by the City 
of Chicago. This bond is also to be 
in addition toi the bond provided 
for by the contract, which requires 
that the contractor shall furnish a 



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guarantee bond in an amount of the 
contract price to secure the City of 
Chicago against any Loss by reason 
,oif defects in workmanship or ma- 
terial after the acceptance of the 
contract by the City. 



City Hall: Removal of Ashes and 
Refuse. 

^\d. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance on a com- 
munication from the Commissioner 
of Public Works in the matter of 
contract with the Chicago Ware- 
house & Terminal Company for the 
removal of ashes and refuse from 
the City Hall building, deferred 
and published January 10, 1916, 
page 2811. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Rioheirt moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, M.artin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Yanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoskes Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace;, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
I J. Lynch, Bergen, 'Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 
Nays — None. 
i The following is said order as 

passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized, in accordance with 
his recommendation of December 
9th, 1915, attached hereto, to enter 
into contract, without advertising. 



with the Chicago Warehouse & 
Terminal Company, under the same 
rate and conditions as provided for 
in the contract for the year 1915; 
namely, $2.00 per car of three and 
one-half cubic yards capacity for 
removing ashes and refuse from the 
City Hall Building, expense of said 
contract to be charged to appropria- 
tions for the year 1916 when same 
have been made. 



Fire Station at 2179 Stave St.: Con- 
struction of Building. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of construction of fire station 
at 2179 Stave street, deferred and 
published January 10, 1916, page 
2812. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Ridhert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Ander'son, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace:, Haderlem, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blalha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 

Na,ys — ^None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized to proceed to let con- 
tract for Fire Department building 
at 2179 Stave street, including 



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handball court, the entire cost of 
said building not to exceed 
$28,443.00. 



Lake St., Webster Av. and Belmont 

Av. Bridges: Safety Gates and 

Signals. 

Aid. Richeirt moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of contracts for safety gates and 
signals at Lake street, Webster 
avenue and Belmont avenue bridges, 
deferred and published January 10, 
1916, page 2812. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richeirt m^oved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays, 
as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormdck, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, GuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Ander'son, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace:, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and is hereby 
authorized to enter into a con- 
tract, without advertising, with the 
Ketler-Elliot Erection Company, to 
furnish and install at Lake street 
bridge, four (4) danger sign posts, 
four (4) red lights on each gate 
arm and two (2) flashers, in ac- 
cordance with drawings Nos. 1316- 
1784-1794, and at a total cost not 



to exceed seven hundred dollars 
($700.00), and at Webster avenue 
bridge to substitute four (4) elec- 
tric gates in place of the specified 
pneumatic gates, at a total cost not 
to exceed seven hundred dollars 
($700.00). 

Also to enter into a contract 
without advertising with the Great ' 
Lakes Dredge & Dock Company to 
furnish, and install at Belmont ave- 
nue bridge, four (4) electric guard 
gates in place of the pneumatic 
gates originally specified, at a total 
cost not to exceed seven hundred 
and fifty dollars ($750.00). 



Blrchwood Av.: Private Sewer, be- 
tween Ridge Av. and N. Robey 
St. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance on an order 
directing the Commissioner of 
Public Works to permit sewer con- 
nection in Birchwood avenue be- 
tween Ridge avenue and North 
Robey street with sewer in Birch- 
wood avenue east of North Robey 
street, deferred and published 
January 10, 1916, page 2813. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richest moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the sub- 
stitute order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
substitute order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, M^artin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske', Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner. 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley. 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiofka, Sitts, Hoaly, Murray, 
Bowlor, Powers, Fiek, Miller. 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison. 
Kjellander, Wallace', Haderlein. 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain. Pretzel. 
Lipps, Kennedy. Dempsey, Little.r, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wni. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 



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Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, I 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
I by directed to issue to William 
I Mason a permit to construct sewer 
in Birch waod avenue, from North 
Robey street to Ridge avenue, in 
accordance with the plans to be ap- 
proved by the said Commissioner, 
and to permit the said sewer to be 
connected with existing sewer in 
Birch wood avenue east of North 
Robey street, said connection to be 
maintained until such time as a 
sewer shall be built in North Robey 
street. 



Dept. of Health: Payment of 
"Overtime". 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of payment of "overtime" for 
work^ at the municipal reduction 
plant, deferred and published Janu- 
ary 10, 1916, page 2813. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Ri(^hert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as followis: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
. DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gfullerton, Moilac, Kemer, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Riodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallaces Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littleir, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 



Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaiha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

iVavs— None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Health be and he is hereby au- 
thorized to allow "overtime" to the 
extent of $264.02 for employes to 
work overtime in connection with 
revamping of millhouse at Munic- 
ipal Reduction Plant and the Comp- 
troller is ordered to charge same to 
appropriations for the Department 
of Health. 



Unemployment: Investigation to De- 
termine Relief Measures. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to , 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance on a resolu- 
tion for the consideration of ways 
and means to relieve conditions of 
distress arising from unemploy- 
ment, deferred and published Janu- 
ary 10, 1916, page 2813. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Ridheirt moved to concur in" 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yea5— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallaces Haderlem, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaaia, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 



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Ordered, ThaJt the Commiittee on 
Finance investigate and consider 
ways and means to meet emergency 
problem of unemployment and to 
report its findings to the Council 
with or without recommendations. 



Harbor Board: Creation of Board, 
Etc. 

Aid. Littler moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Harbors, Wharves 
and Bridges on an ordinance estab- 
lishing an executive part of the 
municipal government of the City 
to be known as the Harbor Board, 
and creating the office of Superin- 
tendent of Piers, deferred and pub- 
lished December 30, 1915, page 
2735, and deferred January 10, 
1916, page 2856. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Littler moved to adopt an 
atnendment to the substitute ordi- 
nance recommended in said report, 
published on page 2856 of the 
Journal of January 10, 1916. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following iis said amendment 
as adopted: 

Amend ordinance creating the 
Harbor Board and defining the du- 
ties thereof, deferred and published 
under the report of the Committee 
on Harbors, Wharves and Bridges 
December 30, 1915, page 2735 of 
the Journal, and printed in pamph- 
let No. 496, by striking out the 
word "He" occurring in line four of 
Section three (3) of said ordinance, 
and by inserting in lieu thereof the 
following: "He shall be under the' 
supervision and control of said 
Harbor Board and shall perform the 
duties prescribed by said Harbor 
Board and". 

Aid. Lawley presented the fol- 
lowing amendment to said ordi- 
nance: 

Amend Section 2 of an ordinance 
creating a Harbor Board, as it ap- 
pears printed on pages 2 and 3 of 
Pamphlet No. 490, by striking out 



the period after the word "realized" 
in the 11th line of the first column 
of page 3 of said pamphlet, and 
there inserting: 

", and shall make suitable ar- 
rangements for public recreation 
in so far as the same can be done 
without increasing the indebted- 
ness of the city." 

Aid. Lawley moved to adopt the 
foregoing amendment. 

Aid. Littler moved to lay said 
amendment on the table. 

The motion to lay on the table 
prevailed. 

Aid. Lawley presented the fol- 
lowing amendment to said ordi- 
nance : 

Amend Section 2 of an ordinance 
creating a Harbor Board, as it ap- 
pears printed on pages 2 and 3 of 
Pamphlet No. 496, by striking out 
the last sentence of said section and 
substituting therefor: 

"Leases may be made by said 
Board for terms of not more than 
five years but the same shall be 
subject to the approval of the 
City Council; provided, that all 
leases, for terms in excess of five 
years, shall only be made in pur- 
suance of an ordinance first duly 
passed by the City Council." 

Aid. Lawley moved to adopt the 
foregoing amendment. 

Aid. Littler moved to lay said 
amendment on the table. 

The motion to lay on the table 
prevailed. 

Aid. Bowler moved that further 
consideration of said report be de- 
ferred and that consideration 
thereof be made a special order of 
business for the regular meeting 
of the Council to be held on Mon- 
day, January 24, 1916. 

The question being put on the 
motion to defer, the motion was 
lost, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Cough lin, Norris, Martin, 
Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Healy, Bowler, Powers, Fick, Mil- 



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ler, Ellison, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, 
Michaelson — 16. 

Nays — Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Nance, McCormick, Kimball, Mer- 
riam, Tyden, Block, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Mulac, 
Kerner, Ray, Anderson, Szymkow- 
ski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Murray, Krause, 
Bauler, Kjellander, Wallace, Had- 
erlein, Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Kennedy, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, Bergen, Kearns, 
Rea, Fisher, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 44. 

The question being put on the 
passage of said ordinance as 
amended, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance as amended was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — ^Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, M.artin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Oullerton, Moilac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, J^nke— 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. Harbor Board Cre- 
ated.) That there is hereby estab- 
lished an executive board of the 
municipal government of the city 
which shall be known as the Harbor 
Board. The following officers, 
namely, the Commissioner of Public 
Works, the Gity Oomptroller, the 
Gity Engineer, the Harbor Master, 
the Superintendent of the Bureau of 
Gompensation, the Ghairman of the 
Qduncil Gommittee (on Harbors, 



Wharves and Bridges, and the 
Chairman of the Council Gommittee 
on Gompensiation shall be ex officio 
members of and shall constitute 
said board and the duties of the 
members of said Harbor Board shall 
be merely in addition to the duties 
of their present oiffloes, respectively. 
No m'ember of said board shall re- 
ceive any compensation by reason of 
his membership upon the same. The 
Commissioner of Public Works shall 
°be Ghairman of the Board, 

Section 2. Powers and Duties.) 

Said board shall have tJhe manage- 
m'ent and control of all matters and 
things, except as otherwise con- 
ferred by law upon the Gity Council, 
pertaining to the Municipal Pier in 
Harbor District No. 1, and pertain- 
ing to all harbor utilities and appur- 
tenances when completed, or when 
the same are ready for use and O'C- 
cupation. The boiard shall keep 
books of account for such utilities 
separate and distinct friom other ' 
city accounts, and in such manner 
as to show the true and complete 
financial standing and results of city 
ownership and operation, and of 
city ownership and leasing as the 
case may be. Such accounts shall 
be so kept as to show the actual cost 
to the city of such utilities owned; 
all costs lof maintenance, extension 
and improvement; all operating ex- 
penses of every description, in case 
of city operation, whether in whole 
or of a part of such utilities; if 
water or other service shall be 
furnished for the use of such utili-^ 
ties without charge, the account 
shall show, as nearly as possible, the 
value of such service, and also the 
value lof any service, if any, ren- 
dered by such utilities to any other 
city depairtment without charge; 
such accounts shall also show rea- 
sonable alliowances for interest, de- 
preciation and insurance, and also 
estimates of the amount of taxes 
that w^ould be chargeable against 
such utilities if owned by a private 
corporation. The board shall an- 
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City Council on or before January 
20 of each year a report for the pre- 
ceding fiscal year, isihowing the 
financial standing and results, in 
form as aforesaid, of such ciity 
ownership and leasing. The ac- 
counts of such utilities, kept as 
aforesaid, shall he examined at least 
once a year hy an expert accountant, 
who shall repiort to the City Council 
the results of his examination. Such 
expert accountant shall he selected 
in such manner as the City Council 
may direct, and he shall receive for 
his .services such compensation, to 
be paid out of the income or 
revenues of such utilities, as the 
City Council may prescribe. Said 
board shall at all times 'seek to proH 
mote the fullest use and develop- 
ment of said pier, harbor utilities 
and appui'tenances to the end that 
the complete occupation and highest 
financial ireturns from the same may 
be brought about and realized. The 
board shall meet regularly, once a 
month, upon such day lor days as 
shall be determined by it and may 
hold special meetings at the icall of 
the chairman or upon the request of 
not less than three members. All 
matters of leasing and compensation 
shall be submitted to the City 
Council and by it referred to the 
Committee ion Compensation for its 
recommiendation. 

Section 3. Superintendent of 
Piers — Office Created.) There is 
hereby created the office of Super- 
intendent of Piers. He shall be 
under the supervision and control 
of said Harbor Board "and shall 
perform the duties prescribed by 
said Harbor Board and shall be ap- 
pointed according to law. Said 
Superintendent of Piers, before en- 
tering upon the duties of his office, 
shall execute a bond to fhe city, in 
the sum of Ten Thousand ($10,000) 
Dollars, with such sureties as the 
City Council shall approve, con- 
ditioned for the faithful perform- 
ance of the duties of his office. 

Section 4. Other Officers and 
Employes.) Snid Harbor Board 



shall have the power of appointing 
and removing, according to law, any 
and all assistants, clerks and em- 
ployes, as may be necessary in the 
administration of the utilities under 
the jurisdiction of said board and as 
may be provided for by ordinance. 

Section 5. When Ordinance 
Takes Effect.) This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in fOTce from and 
after its passage and approval. 



Reliance Electric Ck>.: Alarm and 
Watch Service System. 

Aid. Sitts moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric 
Light on an ordinance granting 
permission and authority to the 
Reliance Electric Company to main- 
tain and operate a line of wires for 
the transmission of signals by elec- 
tricity in certain territory, deferred 
and published January 10, 1916, 
page 2815. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Sitts moved to concur in said 
report and to pass the substitute 
ordinance submitted therewith 
[printed in Pamphlet No. 500]. 

After debate, Aid. Toman moved 
to defer further consideration of 
said report until the next succeed- 
ing regular meeting of the Council. 

The motion to defer prevailed. 



Frank M. McCarthy: Switch Track. 

Aid. Fisher moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries on 
an ordinance granting permission 
and authority to Frank M. Mc- 
Carthy to maintain and operate a 
railroad switch track across the 
intersection of North Kenton ave- 
nue and Rice street and across 
North Kolmar avenue, north of 
West Chicago avenue, deferred and 
published January 10, 1916, page 
2816. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Aid. Fisher moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance, with compensation of $91.00 
per annum, as fixed by the Com- 
mittee on Compensation [printed in 
Pamphlet No. 502]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, CuUerton, Mulao, Kerner, 
Ray, Ander'sion, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts,- Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace', Haderlein, 
Grnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littleir, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaiha, Tbos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and 
authority be and the same are here- 
by given and granted to Frank M. 
I McCarthy, his heirs, executors, and 
I assigns, to maintain and operate as 
j now constructed, a single railroad 
■switch track beginning at a point 
on the east line of the right of way 
of the Chicago & Northwestern Rail- 
road in North Kenton avenue ap- 
I proximately ten (10) feet north of 
the south line of Rice street; thence 
running in a southeasterly direction 
across the intersection of North 
Kenton avenue and Rice street to a 
point on the south line of s^aid Rice 
street approximately five (5) feet 
east of the said east line of the right 
of way of the Chicago & North- 
western Railroad; thence acros& pri- 
vate property to the west line of 
North Kolmar avenue and across 
said North Kolmar avenue at a point 



approximately thirty-three (33) feet 
north of the north line of West Chi- 
cago avenue, as shown in red upon 
blue print hereto attached which for 
greater certainty is hereby made a 
part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and 
authority herein granted shall cease 
and determine July 2, 1931, and 
this ordinance shall at any time 
before the expiration thereof be 
subject to modification, amend- 
ment or repeal without the consent 
of the grantee herein, and in case 
of repeal all the privileges hereby 
granted shall thereupon cease and 
determine. In the event of the 
termination of the authority or 
privileges hereby granted by the re- 
peal of this ordinance, the grantee, 
by the filing of the written accep- 
tance hereinafter mentioned, shall 
be understood as consenting that 
the City shall retain all money it 
shall have previously received from 
said grantee under the provisions of 
this ordinance, said money to be 
considered and treated as compen- 
sation for the authority, permis- 
sion and privileges enjoyed froml 
the date of the passage of this or- 
dinance until such repeal. 

By the filing of the written ac- 
ceptance of this ordinance herein- 
after provided for, said Frank M. 
McCarthy, his heirs, oxeicutors and 
assigns, agrees to elevate, or cause 
to be elevated, at his own expense 
and without any expense, damage or 
liability to the City of Chicago of 
any kind whatsoever, the switch 
track herein authorized, upon notice 
so to do from the Commissioner of 
Public Works, or failing so to do, 
shall, within sixty (60) days after 
being notified to that effect by the 
Commissioner of Public Works, re- 
move the switch track herein re- 
ferred to. Said switch track, if 
elevated, shall be elevated under the 
direction and supervision and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of 
Public Works, and the construction 
and material used in the elevation of 
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same character as that used in the 
construction of the main tracks with 
which said track connects. 

Section 3. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantee herein shall 
keep such portion of said streets as 
are occupied by said switch track in 
good condition and repair and safe 
for public travel, to the satisfaction 
and approval of the Commissioner of 
Public Works. At the termination 
of the rights and privileges herein 
granted, by expiration of time or 
otherwise, the said grantee shall 
forthwith restore such portion of 
said streets occupied by said switch 
track to a condition safe for 
public travel, similar to the re- 
maining portion of said streets in 
the same block, to the satisfaction 
and approval of the Commissioner 
of Public Works. If said grantee 
shall fail to restore said streets at 
the termination of said privileges, 
then the work shall be done by the 
City of Chicago, and the cost and 
expense of doing such work shall 
be paid by the said grantee. 

Section 4. The operation and 
maintenance of the switch track 
herein provided for shall be subject 
to all existing ordinances of the 
City of Chicago now in force or 
which may hereafter be in force re- 
lating to the use and operation of 
switch tracks and railroad tracks, 
and the construction and 'mainte- 
nance thereof shall be under the su- 
pervision and to the satisfaction of 
the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. The said grantee 
agrees to pay to the City of Chicago, 
as compensation for said switch 
track, the sum of ninety-one dol- 
lars ($91.00) per annum, payable 
annually in advance, the first pay- 
ment to be made as of the date of 
July 2, 1915, and each suc- 
ceeding payment annually thereaf- 
ter, provided that if default is made 
in the payment of any of the in- 
stallments of compensation herein 
provided for, the privileges heroin 
granted may ho immediatoly re- 



yoked by the Mayor, or this ordi- 
nance may be repealed by the City 
Council under the powers reserved 
in Section two (2) hereof, and 
thereupon this ordinance shall be- 
come null and void. 

Section 6. Before doing any 
work under and by virtue of the 
authority herein granted, said 
grantee shall execute a bond to the 
City of Chicago in the penal sum of 
ten thousand- dollars ($10,000.00), 
with sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, conditioned upon the faith- 
ful observance and performance of 
all and singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance; and 
conditioned further to indemnify, 
keep and save harmless the City of 
Chicago against all liabilities, judg- 
ments, costs, damages and ex- 
penses which may in any wise come 
against said City in consequence of 
the granting of this ordinance, or 
which may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered from said 
City from or by reason or on account 
of the passage of this ordinance, or 
from or by reason or on account of 
any act or thing done by the grantee 
herein by virtue of the authority 
herein granted. Said bond and the 
liability of the sureties thereon 
shall be kept in full force through- 
out the life of this ordinance, and if 
at any time during the life of this 
ordinance, such bond shall not be m 
full force, then the privileges here- 
in granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. An ordinance grant- 
ing permission to Frank M. Mc- 
Carthy, his heirs, executors and as- 
signs, to lay down, construct, main- 
tain and operate a single railroad 
switch track across certain parts of 
North Kenton avenue. Rice street, 
North Kolmar avenue and North 
Krai avenue, passed, by the City 
Council on July 2, 191't, and appear- 
ing upon pages 1358-59-60 of the 
Journal of the Proceedings of said 
date; as amended January 4, 1915, 
page 2729 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of said date, and as 
further amended February 19, 1915, 



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pages 3673-74 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of said last mentioned 
date be and the same is hereby re- 
pealed. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage, provided that a 
written acceptance of this ordinance 
and the bond hereinabove provided 
for shall be filed with the City Clerk 
within sixty (60) days after the 
passage of this .ordinance. 

Vacation of Stub End of Alley Ad- 
joining L. S. & M. S. R. R.: In 
Block Bounded by Cottage Grove 
Av., E. 73rd St., South Chicago Av. 
and L. S. & M. S. R. R. 

Aid. Fisher moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries on 
an ordinance concerning the vaca- 
tion of stub end of alley adjoining 
the L. S. & M. S. R. R. in the block 
bounded by Cottage Grove avenue, 
East 73rd street, South Chicago 
avenue and L. S. & M. S. R. R., in 
Keeney's Subdivision, in Block 11 
of Cornell, in N. W. %, Section 26- 
38-14 (Daniel Burkhartsmeier, 
beneficiary), deferred and pub- 
lished January 10, 1916, page 2816. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Fisher moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the sub- 
stitute ordinance submitted there- 
I with, with compensation of $384.00, 
I as fixed by the Committee on Com- 
pensation [printed in Pamphlet No. 
502]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
substitute ordinance was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

I Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 

I Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Oullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, .Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 



Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace-, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Oapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littleir, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed : 
Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of 
the twenty (20) foot public alley 
running in a northwesterly direc- 
tion, southwesterly of and adjoining 
the southwesterly line of lots 
twenty-eight (28) and twenty-nine 
(29), in Keeney's Subdivision of 
lots one (1) to eighteen (18), in- 
clusive, block eight (8), and lots 
one (1) to eighteen (18), inclusive, 
block eleven (U), of Cornell, in the 
northwest quarter (N. W. %) of 
Section twenty-six (26), Township 
thirty-eight (38) North, Range 
fourteen (14), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, in Chicago, 
Cook County, Illinois; said part of 
said alley being further^described 
as the northwesterly Bxty-four 
(64) feet, more or less, of the 
southeasterly four hundred ninety- 
two and five-tenths (492.5) feet, 
more or lesis, measured on the 
northeasterly line thereof, of the 
alley running in a northwesterly 
direction in the block bounded 
by Cottage Grove avenue, East 
Seventy-third street, South Chicago 
avenue and the right of way of the 
Michigan Southern Railroad, as 
colored in red and indicated by the 
words "to be vacated" on the plat 
hereto attached, which plat for 
greater certainty is hereby made a 
part of this ordinance; be and the 
same is hereby vacated and closed, 
inasmuch as same is no longer re- 
quired for public use and the pub- 
lic interests will be subserved by 
such vacation. 

Section 2. It is hereby made an 
express condition of this ordinance 



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that the vacation he'reinabove pro- 
vided for shall he subject, however, 
to the following conditions : 

The Chicago City Railway Com- 
pany, its successors or assigns, shall 
have the right to maintain as now 
constructed vaults or manholes, 
also a conduit with such cables or 
wires as contained therein, and the 
right of ingress and egress thereto, 
with necessary access to make re- 
pairs or renewals to said manholes, 
conduit or cables, in that portion of 
the alley hereby vacated and in and 
ito that portion of the vacated alley 
southwesterly of and adjoining lots 
fifteen (15) to eighteen (18), both 
inclusive, in block twelve (12), in 
Cornell aforementioned, now owned 
by the grantee herein, and upon the 
further express condition that the 
beneficiary hereof, the said Daniel 
Burkhartsmeier, his grantees or 
lessees; shall at his or their own 
expense reimburse and pay to the 
Chicago City Railway Company, its 
successors or assigns, having equip- 
ment or eonsitruction in the portion 
of the alley so vacated by this or- 
dinance or in that portion of said 
alley in the rear of lots fifteen (15) 
to eighteen (18), both inclusive, in 
block twelve (12) in Cornell afore- 
said, vacated by ordinance passed on 
October 2, 1911, the cost and ex- 
pense of rerouting or relocating or 
making any other changes in said 
equipment or construction , which 
may be rendered necessary by rea- 
son of anything done by said Daniel 
Burkhartsmeier, his grantees or les- 
sees, to, in or upon the said strip 
of land of width twenty (20) feet 
and heretofore constituting the alley 
in the rear of said lots twenty- 
eight (28) and twenty-nine (29) in 
said Keeney's Subdivision and said 
lots fifteen (15) to eighteen (18), 
both inclusive, in block twelve (12) 
in Cornell aforementioned under 
any rights acquired by the passage 
of this ordinance or otherwise 
which result in making said re- 
routing or relocating or changes 
necessary. 



Section 3. The vacation herein 
provided for is made upon the fur- 
ther express condition that within 
sixty (60) days after the passage of 
this ordinance, Daniel Burkharts- 
meier shall pay to the City of Chi- 
cago the sum of three hundred 
eighty-four ($384.00) dollars to- 
wards a fund for the payment and 
satisfaction of any and all claims 
for damages which may arise from 
the vacation of said part of said 
alley. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage, subject to the 
condition Of Section three (3) 
hereof; provided, the said grantee 
herein shall within sixty (60) days 
after the passage of this ordinance 
file for record in the office of the 
Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, 
Illinois, a certified copy of this or- 
dinance. 



Vacation of W. Harrison St.: Be- 
tween S. Central and S. Austin 
Aves. 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee -on Streets and Alleys on 
lan ordinance providing for the va- 
cation of West Harrison street be- 
tween South Central avenue and 
South Austin avenue, deferred and 
published January 10, 1916, page 
2817. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy presented certain 
amendments to the substitute or- 
dinance recommended in said re- ' 
port, and moved that said amend- 
ments be published and that con- 
sideration of said report be deferred 
until the next succeeding regular 
meeting of the Council. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following are said amend- 
ments : 

Amend by striking out all of Sec- 
tion 1 and inserting in lieu thereof 
the following Section 1 : 



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"Section 1. That all that part 
of West Harrison street, south of 
and adjoining the north line of 
the south thirty-three (33) feet 
of the northeast quarter (N. E. 
%) of Section seventeen (17), 
Township thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range fourteen (14), East of the 
Third Principial Meridian, (except 
therefrom the east forty (40) 
feet and the west thirty-three 
(33) feet), and north of and ad- 
joining the north line of original 
block eight (8), in Andrew War- 
ren, Junior's, Resubdivision of 
blocks one (1), two (2), three 
(3), seiven (7), eight (8), nine 
(9), ten (10), eleven (11) and 
twelve (12), of Warren Park, a 
Subdivision in Section seventeen 
(17), Township thirty-nine (39) 
North, Range thirteen (13), East 
of the Third Principal Meridian; 
said part of said street being 
further described as all that part 
of West Harrison street lying be- 
tween the west line of South 
Central avenue and the east line 
of South Austin avenue, be and 
the same is hereby vacated and 
closed, inasmuch as same is no 
longer required for public use and 
the public interests will be sub- 
served by such vacation." 
Amend Section 2 by striking out 
the first thirteen (13) lines of said 
Section 2 land inserting in lieu 
thereof the following: 

"Section 2. The vacation 
herein provided for is miade upon 
the express condition that within 
thirty (30) days after the passage 
of this ordinance, the West Chi- 
cago Park Commisisioners shall 
dedicate or grant according to^ the 
statute in such cases made or 
provided all thosie parts of va- 
cated West Harrison street and 
original block eight (8), in An- 
drew Warren, Junior's, Resubdi- 
sion aforementioned, contained in 
a strip of ground one hundred 
(100) feet in width, the center 
line of which is described as fol- 
lows, to wit:" 



Amend Section 4 by striking out 
the word "an" in said Section 4, 
fourth line from bottom, right-hand 
column, page 4, Pamphlet No. 503, 
and inserting in lieu thereof the 
word "this"; also by inserting the 
words "and vacation" following thei 
word "dedication" in the last line of 
said Section 4. 



Theaters: Distance Between Seats. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an ordinance amending The 
Chicago Code of 1911, to reduce the 
minimum width of seats in theaters, 
deferred and published January 10, 
1916, page 2818. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the sub- 
stitute ordinance submitted there- 
with [printed in Pamphlet No. 504]. 

Aid. Miller moved to recommit 
said report. 

Aid. Link moved that the sub- 
stitute ordinance recommended in 
said report be placed on file. 

The question being put on the 
motion to place on file, the motion 
prevailed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Nor r is. Stern, W^eirner, 
Richert, Nance, Merriam, Block, 
Kerner, Ray, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, 
Healy, Murray, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Hiadei-lein, Gnadt, Link, Capitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Kennedy, Littler, 
Hrubec, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke^ — 43. 

Nays — MeCormick, Kimball, Gross, 
Tyden, Vanderbilt, McNichols, 
Klaus, Pettkoske, Mulac, Anderson, 
Smith, Bowler, Powers, McDermott, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch— 16. 



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Janiuiary 19, 1916. 



William Kuehlman: Occupancy of 
Basement Flat. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an order directing that 
William Kuehlman be permitted to 
occupy basement flat in building at 
3218 Kimball lavenue, deferred and 
published January 10, 1916, page 
2818. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 

said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 

order was passed, by yeas and nays 

as follows: 

Yeas — ^Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormdck, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace', Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littleir, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Gommissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
hereby are directed to authorize 
William Kuehlman to occup^^ the 
basement flat at 3218 Kimball ave- 
nue. 



Manhattan Brewing Co.: Construc- 
tion of Shelter Shed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an order directing issuance 
of a permit to the Manhattan Brew- 
ing Company to construct a shelter 
• slicfl at the southeast corner of 



West 39th street and Emerald ave- 
nue, deferred and published Janu- 
iary 10, 1916, page 2818. 

The motion prevailed. | 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said j 
order was passed, by yeas and nays | 
as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, | 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, i 
Pettkoske, Oullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Ander'son, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings be and he is hereby 
directed to issue a permit to the 
Manhattan Brewing Company to 
erect a shelter shed, 34 by 110 feet, 
on the premises of said company at 
the southeast corner of West 39th 
street and Emerald avenue. 



Mrs. O'Day: Frame Addition to 
Building. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an order directing that Mrs. 
O'Day be permitted to construct a 
frame addition to building at 1040 
North Ridgeway avenue, deferred 
and published January 10, 1916, 
page 2819. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 



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UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



2961 



The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas— Goug-hlin, Kenna, Norris, 

DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 

i Hickey, M.artin, Nance, MoCormick, 

! Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 

I Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 

i Pettkoske, GuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 

Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 

, Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 

Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 

Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 

iKrause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 

I Kjellander, Wallace:, Haderlem, 

Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 

Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littleir, 

McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 

J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 

Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 

Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
[ of Buildings and Health be and they 
tare hereby directed to allow Mrs. 
O'Day to construct a frame addition 
on the premises known as 1940 
North Ridgeway avenue. 



Frank Schoeninger: Omission of 
Fire-proofmg of Roof Trusses. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Gommittee on Buildings and Gity 
Hall on an 'order directing that 
Frank Schoeninger be permitted to 
omit firci-proofmg of roof trusses in 
building at 1546-50 North Glark 
street, deferred and published Janu- 
ary 10, 1916, page! 2819. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
der was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, 'Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, GuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 



Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace;, Haderlem, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littleir, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaiha, Tbos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Gommissioner 
of Buildings is hereby authorized 
and directed to issue a permit to 
Frank Schoeninger, 1546-50 North 
Glark street, to omit fire proofing of 
the roof trusses ^as per plans and 
specifications now on file in the 
Building Commissioner's office. 



Standard Pavement Co.: Construc- 
tion of Shed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Gommittee on Buildings and Gity 
Hall on an order directing issuance 
'Of dL permit to the Standard Pave- 
ment Company to construct and 
maintain ^a temporary shed at 1101 
South Cicero avenue, deferred and 
published January 10, 1916, page 
2819. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the substi- 
tute order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
substitute order was passed, by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, GuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 



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January 19, 1916. 



Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlem, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, 0-Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is &aid order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Oommissioner 
of Buildings be and he is hereby 
directed to issue a permit to the 
Standard Pavement Company to 
erect, and maintain for a period of 
two years from and after the date 
of the passage of this order, a shed, 
25 by 40 feet, on the premi&es 
known as 1101 South Cicero avenue. 



Simeon Swenson: Completion of 
Conservatory. 

Aid. Pretzel mioved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildingsi and City 
Hall on an order directing that 
Simeon Swenson be permitted to 
complete construction of conserv- 
atory at 7737-9 Garrison avenue, 
deferred and published January 10, 
1916, page 2820. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yea5— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, M.artin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Baulcr, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderloin, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dcmpsoy, Ijitilcr, 
McDermott, Hrubec, (VToole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Horgen. Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 



Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 67. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
are hereby directed to allow Simeon 
Swenson to complete construction 
of conservatory above the fireproof 
garage at the rear of building at 
7737-39 Garrison avenue, accord- 
ing to plans submitted to the Com- 
missioner of Buildings. 



Young Men's Christian Association: j 
Omission of Fireprooflng of 
Steel Purlins and Trusses. 

Aid. Pretzel, moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an order directing that the 
Young Men's Christian Association 
be permitted to omit fireprooflng of 
steel purlins and trusses in attic of 
building at 1508-22 Larrabee street, 
deferred and published January 10, 
1916, page 2820. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yea5_Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, M.artin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton. Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderloin, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littler, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 07. 

Nays — None. 



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2963 



The following is said ^ order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Oommissioner 
of Buildings be and is hereby di- 
rected to permit the Young Men's 
Christian Association of Chicago to 
omit the fireproofmg of the steel 
purlins and trusses in the attic of 
the fireproof North Side Boys' Club 
of the Young Men's Christian Asso- 
ciation, located at 1508-22 Larrabec 
street; provided, that the fireproof 
stairs leading from the fourth floor 
to the attic be enclosed with a fire- 
proof partition at the fourth floor, 
between the fourth floor and attic 
and about the landing space in the 
attic and with a fireproof door at 
the fourth floor and attic and that 
the steel purlins, trusses and other 
structural steel in thisi enclosed stair 
and landing space be fireproofed. 

Kennelmen: Designation as "Police- 
men". 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch moved to pro- 
ceed to consideration of thi© report 
of the Committee on Schools, Fire, 
Police and Civil Service in the mat- 
ter of amending Sections 1907, 1908 
and 1912 of The Chicago Code of 
1911, to designate kennelmen at the 
dog pound as "Policemen", deferred 
and published January 10, 1916, 
page 2821. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch presented an 
amendment to the ordinan&e recom- 
mended in said report, and moved 
that said amendment be published 
and that iconsideration of said report 
be deferred until the next succeed- 
ing regular meeting of the Council. 

The- moition prevailed. 

The following is said amendment : 

Amend the ordinance printed in 
Pamphlet No. 506, amending Sec- 
tions 1907, 1908 and 1912 of The 
Chicago Code of 1911, to designate 
the two kennelmen at thd dog 
pound as policemen, by adding the 
following to Section 3: 



"The Deputy Superintendents 
of Police shall be equal in rank 
and shall report daily to the Gen- 
eral Superintendent of Police all 
matters of police and department 
business coming to their atten- 
tion." 

And further amend said ordi- 
nance by adding thereto the follow- 
ing section to be known as Section 
4: 

"Section 4. This ordinance 
shall take effiect and be in force 
after its passage and appiroval." 



Condemnation of Certain Property 

for School Site: Rescinding of 

Authority. 

Aid.. Thos. J. Lynch moved to pro- 
ceed to consideration of the report 
of the Committee on Schools, Fire, 
Police and Civil Service on a re- 
quest of the Board of Education to 
rescind action of July 12, 1915, 
granting authority to acquire prop- 
erty for a school site' at West 
Division street and Leclaire avenue, 
deferred and published January 10, 
1916, page 2821. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch moved to con- 
cur in said report and to pass thet 
order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormdck, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Gelger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace-, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, Littleir, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O' Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 



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January 19, 1916. 



The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That so much of an 
order passed July 12, 1915, printed 
on page 1224 of the Council Journal, 
as provides for condemnation for 
school purposes of lots 1 to 42, all 
inclusive, in William A. Bond and 
Company's First Addition to Austin, 
etc., be and the same is hereby re- 
scinded. 



Illinois Central Railroad Co.: Eleva- 
tion of Tracks Across S. 
California Av. 

Aid. Michaelson moved to proceed 
to consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Track Elevation on an 
ordinance requiring the Illinois Cen- 
tral Railroad Company to elevate its 
tracks and construct a subway at 
South California avenue between the 
Drainage Canal and the Illinois 
and Michigan Canal, deferred and 
published January 10, 1916, page 
2826. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Michaelson moved to concur 
in said report and to pass said or- 
dinance [printed in Pamphlet No. 
507]. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
dinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Yanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
PettkoskG', GuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderloin, 
Gnadt, Link, Oapilain, Pr(^tzel, 
Lipps. Kennedy, Demnsey, Lidleir, 
MrDermntt, Hnibec. O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch. Bergen, Kenrns. l^ea. 
Fisher, Mieliaelson, Buck, Toman. 
j^lnha, Tbos. J. Byncb, Janke — 67. 

Nays — None. 



The following is said ordinance as 
passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Authorizing and permitting the Il- 
linois Central Railroad Company 
to elevate the plane of certain of 
its railway tracks within the City 
of Chicago. 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Illinois Cen- 
tral Railroad Company is hereby 
authorized and permitted to elevate 
the plane of its roadbed and tracks 
within the limits of the City of 
Chicago, in the manner and upon 
the conditions hereinafter specified, 
that is to say: 

Paragraph i. The Illinois Central 
Railroad Company shall elevate its 
roadbed and tracks across South Cal- 
ifornia avenue between the Drainage 
Canal and the Illinois and Michigan 
Canal, and construct a subway be- 
neath its tracks in accordance with 
the schedule of dimensions and ele- 
vations for a subway described in 
Section 4 of this ordinance. 

Paragraph 2. The railroad com- 
pany hereinbefore mentioned is 
hereby authorized to make such 
changes in the position and align- 
ment of its tracks as may be ren- 
dered necessary by the carrying out 
of the provisions of this ordinance, 
and said railroad company is hereby 
authorized and required to con- 
struct elevated embankments on the 
right of way occupied by it. 

Section 2. The embankments, o^ 
other structures on which said 
tracks shall be elevated and con- 
structed within the aforesaid limits, 
shall be composed of any material 
that is of a permanent character and 
sufficiently substantial 'to bear the 
loads to be imposed upon it. 

The side slopes and lateral dimen- 
sions of said embankmenis shall be 
fixed and determined by the natural 
angle of repose of the materials. of 
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construoted, but whenever it may 
become necessary for the purpose of 
keeping said embankments entirely 
within the lines of the right of way 
of said company such portions of 
said embankments at all such points 
shall be kept within said right of 
way lines by, or they shall be con- 
fined between, retaining walls of 
stone, or concrete masonry; pro- 
vided, however, that whenever said 
retaining walls are of insufficient 
height to properly protect said right 
of way and to prevent trespassing 
thereon, then said retaining walls, 
as aforesaid, shall be surmounted 
with a suitable fence or railing; but 
whenever said retaining walls are 
not used at all, said right of way of 
said company shall be fenced in or 
otherwise properly enclosed in com- 
pliance with the ordinances of the 
City of Chicago relating to the 
fencing of railroad tracks. 

Section 3. The said elevated 
tracks shall be carried across South 
California avenue, which by the 
terms of this ordinance is to be pro- 
vided with a subway, on a bridge 
having one, two, three or four spans, 
whose superstructure shall consist 
of iron, steel or reinforced concrete, 
or a combination of the same, with 
some suitable device provided that 
shall prevent storm water, dirt, oil 
and other substances from dropping 
from such elevated structure into 
the subway beneath. The said 
bridge shall be of the so-called "bal- 
lasted" type, constructed according 
to the most approved practice to in- 
sure its being permanent and water- 
proof, and shall be supported upon 
abutments of stone or concrete 
masonry, or upon abutments and 
rows of iron, steel or reinforced 
concrete columns, braced together 
laterally and erected on and an- 
chored to masonry foundations con- 
structed within the lines of the 
right of way occupied by said com- 
pany, and in center and curb lines 
of the intersecting street, as pro- 
vided in the schedule for the subway 
herein contained, provided that the 



foundations of all retaining walls, 
abutments and piers may project a 
reasonable distance beyond the lines 
of the right of way occupied by 
said company and under the surface 
of the public highway and side- 
walks. 

Section 4. The subway herein- 
before referred to in Section 1, 
Paragraph 1 of this ordinance, shall 
be constructed as to its size, dimen- 
sions, location and other details., in 
accordance with the following 
schedule: 

Subway in South California avenue, 

under the tracks of the Illinois 

Central Railroad. (Street 66.0 

feet wide) . 

The elevation of the floor of the 
subway shall be 11.6 feet above 
city datum. This level shall extend 
on the north to a point twenty (20) 
feet north of the north portal of 
subway, measured on the center 
line of South California avenue, and 
on the south to the dividing line 
between the right of way of the Il- 
linois Central Railroad Company 
and the Atchison, Topeka and' Santa 
Fe Railway Company. From this 
level the north approach shall ex- 
tend on a grade of 3.0 feet in 100 
feet to a connection with the pres- 
ent surafce of South California 
avenue. 

Width between walls of subway 
not less than 66.0 feet. 

Width of roadway 46.0 feet in 
subway. 

Width of sidewalks 10.0 feet each 
in subway. 

The depression of the sidewalks 
shall be uniform with the roadway 
and level with the crown of the 
same. Two lines of columns may be 
placed in the curb lines and inside 
thereof and one line of columns in 
the center of the roadway to sup- 
port the superstructure. 
Clear head-room 13.5 feet. 

Section 4a. The grade of the 
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built, in accordance with the pro- 
visions of this ordinance, shall be 
and the same is hereby changed so 
as to conform to the grade of the 
subway and approach as it shall be 
depressed pursuant to the provi- 
sions of this ordinance. 

Section 4b. In the subway pro- 
vided for in this ordinance a ver- 
tical curve shall be constructed 
where the end of the approach to 
said subway connects at the bottom 
with the level grade of the subway 
floor specified hereinbefore in Sec- 
tion 4 of this ordinance. At the foot 
of the approach the vertical curve 
shall extend not less than twenty- 
five (25) feet each side of the inter- 
section between the grade of the ap- 
proach and the level grade of the 
floor of the subway. 

Section 5. Paragraph 1. That 
all such excavation shall be made in 
the street as may be required in 
complying with the provisions of 
this ordinance. But the excavated 
portion of the street shall be re- 
stored to serviceable condition for 
the use of the public as soon as 
practicable, and all water pipes, 
conduits, sewers and other similar 
substructures belonging to the City 
that may be disturbed by such ex- 
cavation or required to be moved or 
deflected from the position in which 
they are found, shall be replaced or 
suitable expedients shall be devised 
and provided to restore them in all 
respects to their former state of 
usefulness, but the gradients of the 
sewers shall not be reduced in any 
event. 

All excavation that shall be made 
within the limits of the subway and 
beneath the sub-grade of the same, 
prior to the paving of the subway, 
shall be back-filled with sand, 
gravel, or cinders, and flooded or 
tamped in such manner as to assure 
the full settlement of such back 
filling before the pavement is laid. 
Provided, however, that if in t^ie 
.construction of the subway and ap- 
proach it shall become necessary to 



disturb, remove or destroy any 
pipes, conduits, wires or other 
property belonging to any private 
corporation or individual, said pri- 
vate corporation or individual shall 
be required to assume any and all 
of the expense thereof or damage 
thereto, and the City of Chicago 
shall secure to said railroad com- 
pany the free and uninterrupted 
right to prosecute its said work, 
and will save said company harm- 
less from any and all claims, de- 
mands and suits arising therefrom, 
and all damages that may be re- 
covered from such suits. 

Paragraph 2. All overhead wires 
or cables crossing the proposed ele- 
vated tracks of the Illinois Central 
Railroad Company mentioned in this 
ordinance, with the exception of 
wires belonging to the City of Chi- 
cago, shall be disposed of at the sole 
expense of the persons, companies, 
or corporations owing them in the 
following manner : 

The railroad company herein 
mentioned shall give reasonable no- 
tice in writing, to the owner or 
owners of any wire or wires cross- 
ing the proposed elevated roadbeds 
aforesaid, to remove or change the 
height or location of said wire or 
wires as hereinafter provided; and 
in case of the inability of said rail- 
road company to ascertain the 
owner or owners of any one or more 
of said wires, they shall notify the 
Commissioner of Public Works Jn 
writing, of the character and loca- 
tion of the wires the ownership of 
which they are unable' to ascertain, 
and the Commissioner of Public 
Works shall thereupon in turn 
cause said notice to be served on 
such owner or owners of said wires, 
and in case said Commissioner of 
Public Works shall be unable to 
ascertain the ownership of the wires 
designated in said notice served by 
said railroad company, as aforesaid, 
he shall dispose of said wires in a 
manner not to interfere with the 
work of said railroad company. 
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any notice as aforesaid, from the 
railroad company, or said Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, the owner 
or owners of said wires shall place 
them and the poles carrying the 
same, temporarily, in such a position 
as to insure proper and safe clear- 
ance from the construction and 
equipment of the said railroad com- 
pany, and to so continue them in 
such temporary condition until such 
time as the construction work of 
said railroad company has reached 
such a stage that the wires can be 
run underneath the poadbed and 
tracks of said company in conduits, 
the necessary consents being prop- 
erly secured, or to pass them 
through the subway provided for in 
this ordinance. In the event that it 
is contemplated by the person or 
persons, corporation or corporations 
owning the wires in complying with 
the provisions of this paragraph, to 
pass said wires through the subway 
in conduits, said conduits shall be 
entirely completed, including all 
necessary manholes, prior to the 
time the railroad company begins 
the work of paving the subway and 
approach. In the event, however, 
that the person or persons, corpora- 
tion or corporations, owning the 
wires aforesaid, in complying with 
the provisions of this paragraph, 
elect to string said wires on the 
underside of the bridge structure 
supporting the tracks of said rail- 
road company, the said wires shall 
be strung and protected in a manner 
satisfactory to said raili^oad com- 
pany. In no case shall more than 
two (2) trolley wires be strung in 
the subway through which street 
railways pass. 

• All overhead wires or cables be- 
longing to the City of Chicago which 
cross the proposed elevated roadbed 
and tracks of the railroad company 
mentioned in this ordinance, shall 
be disposed of in one of the man- 
ners hereinbefore provided, as the 
Commissioner of Public Works may 
direct; but at the sole expense of the 



company whose tracks said wires 
may cross. 

Section 6. Provision shall be 
made for the drainage of the sub- 
way wherever the- street is de- 
pressed, as provided for in this or- 
dinance, by the construction of re- 
ceiving basins properly located in 
or inmiediately adjacent to said 
subway, which said receiving basins 
shall be oomiected with and dis- 
charge their contents into the ad- 
jacent city sewerb. Provided, that 
when no adjacent city sewers exist 
at the time when this ordinance is 
passed, the City of Chicago shall 
take the necessary steps to have 
such sewer constructed by Special 
Assessment wherever they can be 
constructed in public streets outside 
of the railroad right of way. The 
railroad company whose tracks 
cross the subway drained by such 
sewer shall pay its proper assessed 
portion of the cost of such sewer. 
In the event that Special Assess- 
ments cannot be legally levied to 
pay for the construction of any such 
sewer as may be necessary to drain 
the subway, then such sewer shall 
be constructed and the entire cost 
thereof shall be paid by the railroad 
company which is hereinbefore re- 
quired to construct the subway to 
be drained; provided, however, said 
railroad company shall not be re- 
quired to bear the expense of con- 
structing a sewer for a greater dis- 
tance than three hundred feet 
(300') from the portal of the sub- 
way to be drained. 

Adequate provision shall be made 
in the subway provided for in this 
ordinance to prevent storm water 
from flowing over the copings and 
around the ends of abutments upon 
the sidewalks. 

Section 7. Paragraph 1. That 
the subway and the approach there- 
to shall be constructed by said com- 
pany within the area to be covered 
by said subway and the approach 
thereto in South California avenue, 
so as to conform to the following 
structural requirements : 



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The roadway in the subway shall 
be paved with a (M)urse of vitrified 
brick of standard quality and work- 
manshiip, laid at right angles with 
the curb lines and set upon a solid 
foundation of Portland cement con- 
crete not less than six (6) inches 
thick or deep when solidly tamped 
in place and otherwise finished, and 
properly crowned ready for the 
brick wearing surface, between 
which and the concrete there shall 
be interposed a layer of screened 
sand not less than one and one-half 
(11/2) inch thick. The curbs and 
sidewalks in the subway shall be 
constructed of Portland cement con- 
crete of standard quality and work- 
manship, and with the roadway 
paving shall be made, finished and 
put in permanent place in accord- 
ance with the standard specifica- 
tions of the Board of Local Im- 
provements of the City of Chicago. 

Nothing herein contained shall be 
held or construed to require said 
railroad company to repair or re- 
construct any improvement herein 
specified which after its completion 
and acceptance it shall become 
necessary to repair or reconstruct 
by reason of any person laying or 
repairing any sewer, gas, water, or 
other pipe or conduit, under a per- 
mit issued by the City. 

Before doing any work under 
this ordinance the said railroad 
company shall file with the City 
Clerk of the City of Chicago its 
bond in form approved by the Cor- 
poration Counsel of said City, in the 
penal sum of twenty-five thousand 
($25,000) dollars, conditioned that 
in constructing the improvement 
herein specified, it shall furnish 
and use such material and employ 
such workmanship as will insure 
such improvement to be free from 
all defects and to remain in con- 
tinuous good order and condition, 
ordinary wear excepted, for a period 
of five (5) years from and after the 
completion of said improvement and 
its acceptance by the City. Said 
company shall without cost or 



charge to the City, keep and main- 
tain such improvement in such 
order and condition during said 
period as will be satisfactory to the 
Gommissioner of Public Works of 
the City of Chicago, ordinary wear 
excepted, such keeping and main- 
taining to include all repairs or the 
entire reconstruction of the im- 
provement when the necessity 
therefor shall, in the judgment of 
said Commissioner of Public Works, 
be occasioned by or through the use 
of faulty or inferior material or 
workmanship; and conditioned, fur- 
ther, that if said company shall for 
a period of ten (10) days after be- 
ing notified by said Commissioner of 
Public Works to repair said im- 
provement fail, neglect or refuse to 
make such repairs, the City of Chi- 
cago may make such repairs or 
have the same made, and said com- 
pany shall upon demand pay the 
cost thereof to the City of Chicago. 

Paragraph 2. Said railroad com- 
pany shall pave the entire length 
and width of the roadway in such 
portions of the subway and ap- 
proach as is required by the pro- 
visions of this ordifnance to be con- 
structed by said company, except 
that such company shall not be re- 
quired to pave any portion of the 
subway or approach to be occupied 
by or which is adjacent to street 
railway tracks, which by reason of 
existing laws or ordinances it will 
be the duty of any street railway 
company or other corporation to 
pave. 

Paragraph 3. Nothing in this or- 
dinance shall be so construed as to 
require the said railroad company 
to assume or pay any damages to 
adjacent or abutting property 1 
caused by the passage and enforce- ' 
ment of this ordinance, or by the 
excavation, elevation or depression 
or change of grade, or by the eleva- 
tion of the roadbed and tracks of 
said company as herein required to 
be elevated, or to defend any suit 
or suits which may be brought by 
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the recovery of any such damages; 
but for and in consideration of the 
agreement of the railroad company 
herein mentioned to do and perform 
all the obligations upon it imposed 
by this ordinance, all such damages, 
if there be any, shall be adjusted 
and paid by the City of Chicago and 
said City of Chiicago will assume the 
defense of any and all suits brought 
for the recovery of the same, inter- 
vening therein if necessary for the 
purpose and will wholly relieve 
said railroad company from defend- 
ing the same and will assume and 
pay all judgments recovered therein; 
provided, however, that said com- 
pany shall be liable for such dam- 
ages as may arise from the negligent 
performance by said company of 
the obligations imposed by this or- 
dinance. 

The above stipulations in this 
paragraph contained are, however, 
made upon the condition precedent 
that in case any suit be brought 
against said company, said company 
will, providing it has been served 
with proper summons therein, give 
notice in writing of such suit and 
of such service to the Mayor and the 
Corporation Counsel of said City of 
Chicago for the purpose of enabling 
such defense to be made by the City. 

Paragraph 4. The said railroad 
company and any contractor em- 
ployed by it, in the execution of 
the work herein required to be done, 
shall have the right in the perform- 
ance of such work to take water 
from the public water system of 
said city and to use the same in 
such work free of all charge or ex- 
pense. 

Section 8. Permission and au- 
thority is hereby given to said rail- 
road company whenever the same 
shall be necessary in the prosecu- 
tion of the work it is herein au- 
thbrized or required to perform, to 
obstruct temporarily any public 
street, avenue or alley to such ex- 
tent and for such length of time as 
may be approved by the Commis- 



sioner of Public Works; and they 
are also hereby authorized when- 
ever the same shall be necessary to 
erect and maintain temporary 
tracks, structures and false work in 
any of said streets and avenues dur- 
ing the construction of the said ele- 
vated railroad, subject to the like 
approval of the Commissioner of 
Public Works of the City of Chicago. 

Section 9. Paragraph 1. When 
the said railroad company shall have 
elevated its roadbed and tracks in 
accordance with the provisions of 
this ordinance, so that the same 
shall be ready for use and so ac- 
cepted by the Commissioner of 
Public Works of the City of Chicago, 
then and thereupon all provisions 
of the ordinances of the City of Chi- 
cago relating to the speed of rail- 
way trains, the length of trains, the 
number of cars to constitute a 
train, and the maintenance of gates, 
flagmen, watchmen, signals and sig- 
nal towers, and the ringing of bells 
shall cease to be applicable to said 
railroad company; provided, how- 
ever, this ordinance is not to be 
construed as a waiver or surrender 
by the City of Chicago of any of its 
police powers or of the right at any 
time hereafter to pass necessary 
and reasonable police ordinances in 
relation to the matters above enu- 
merated. After such elevation it 
shall be unlawful for any person, or 
persons, save employes of said 
rai'lroad company in the discharge 
of their duties, to enter or be upon 
or to walk across or along the said 
elevated structure or roadway at 
any place. If any person, or per- 
sons, sihall willfully trespass upon 
said elevated roadway, such persons 
and all others aiding, abetting, or as- 
sisting therein shall be liable to a 
fine or not less than five ($5.00) 
dollars nor more than one hundred 
($100) dollars for each and every 
offense. 

Paragraph 2. The railroad com- 
pany hereinbefore mentioned is 
hereby required to light the subway 
provided for im Section 4 of this or- 



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dinance, under the supervision and 
to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Eleetriiety of the 
City of Chicago. 

Section 10. Paragraph 1. The 
i^ailroad company mentioned in this 
ordinance, which is hereby required 
to elevate its tracks, shall complete 
the elevation of its tracks and the 
subway at South California avenue 
on or before the thirty-first day of 
December, A. D. 1916. 

The work of elevating the tracks 
hereinbefore referred to shall be 
completed within the time limit 
hereinbefore specified unless pre- 
vented by strike or strikes, riot or 
riots, or other cause beyond the 
control of said railroad company, or 
unless restrained by injunction or 
other order or process of a court of 
competent jurisdiction. The time 
during which said company shall be 
prevented by strike or strikes, riot 
or riots, or such other causes or 
legal proceedings, as aforesaid, shall 
be added to the time hereby limited 
for the completion of said work, 
provided said railroad company 
shall give notice in writing to the 
Corporation Counsel of the City of 
Chicago of the institution of said 
legal proceedings. The City of Chi- 
cago shall thereupon have the right 
to intervene in any suit or proceed- 
ings brought by any person or per- 
sons seeking to enjoin or restrain or 
in any manner interfere with the 
prosecution of siaid work and move 
for a dissolution of such injunction 
or restraining order arid for any 
other proper order in such suit. 

Paragraph 2. And it is further 
provided, that if said railroad com- 
pany shall be delayed in the prose- 
cution of the said work required to 
be done under the provisions of this 
ordinance, by reason of the obstruc- 
tion of pipes, conduits, wires or 
other property of private corpora- 
tions or individuals, as mentioned m 
Section 5 of this ordinance, or by 
reason of any delay on the part of 
the City of Chicago or any of its 



officers in performing the duties 
imposed upon the City and its of- 
ficers by this ordinance, in respect 
to the work herein required to be 
done by said railroad company, then 
and in that case the time which 
said railroad company shall be so 
delayed shall be added to the time 
during which said company is re- 
quired by the terms of this ordi- 
nance to complete said work. 

Section 11. All the work herein- 
before required to be done by said 
railroad company upon or in con- 
nection with the public avenue or 
street of the city shall be done and 
performed under the superintend- 
ence and subject to the inspection 
and approval of the Commissioner 
of Public Works of the City of Chi- 
cago. 

At least ten (10) days prior to the 
commencement of any part of such 
work the plans therefor shall be 
submitted to said Commissioner of 
Public Works for his examination, ! 
and if found to be in accordance 
with the provisions of this ordi- 
uance insofar as this ordinance 
contains specific provisions, if they 
shall be satisfactory to the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works in regard to 
matters and details which by this 
ordinance are left to his discretion 
and judgment, such plans shall be 
approved by him and after such ap- 
proval all of the work outlined and 
included therein shall be con- 
structed in strict conformity there- 
with. Said plans, to be known as 
"Filing Plans," shall embody: 

First: A general plan or exhibit, 
on a scale of one inch equals one 
hundred feet, of all right of way as 
said right of way and tracks exist 
at the time of the filing of said plan. 
Second: A general plan or ex- 
hibit, on a scale of one inch equals 
one hundred feet, of all right of way 
and tracks, retaining walls and abut- 
ments as it is proposed to establish 
them in carrying out the plan of 
track elevation herein provided. 
Third: A detail drawing or ex- 



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hibit of the subway piXDvided for in 
this ordinance whose outside dimen- 
sions shall be twenty (20) inches in 
width by thirty-six (36) inches m 
length. Said detail drawings shall 
each embody the following features: 

a. A plan of the subway on a 
scale of one inch equals twenty (20) 
feet, showing the number of tracks 
to be constructed across the street, 
the abutments, the ends of the re- 
taining walls, the location of the 
bridge superstructure and the 
columns to support the same, the 
limits of the level floor of the sub- 
way measured from the nearest lot 
line or street line to each end of the 
level floor of the subway, the refer- 
ence to the nearest Lot line or street 
line in each case to be the nearest 
foot, widthsi of roadway and side- 
walks both in subway and on the ap- 
proaches, method of lighting, kind 
and location of lighting fixtures, 
drainage provisions, all underground 
revisions and improvements, et 
cetera; 

b. A cross section of the subway 
showing the dimensions of the sub- 
way specified in Section 4, the ele- 
vation of the floor of the subway at 
the crown of same, the amount of 
crown of the subway at icatch basins, 
the elevation of curbs, the rate of 
slope of the sidewalks, all under- 
ground revisions and improvements, 
et cetera; 

€. A longitudinal section of the 
roadway and the approaches there- 
bo, showing the elevation and grade 
of the crown of the subway floor, 
and of the curb, the clear head-room 
in the subway, the location of the 
portals of the bridge superstructure, 
the vertical curves connecting the 
level floor of the subway and the 
original grade of the street with the 
- incline of the approach, the length 
of the approach, all underground re- 
visions and improvements!; 

d. The subway drawing to bear 
in the title the date of passage of 
this ordinance; 



e. Blank spaces for signatures of 
the following city officers in the or- 
der listed: 

Engineer of Track Elevation. 

Engineer of Streets. 

Superintendent of Streets. 

Engineer Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Superintendent of Sewers. 

Engineer Water Pipe Extension. 

Superintendent Water Pipe Ex- 
tension. 

City Engineer. 

Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity. 

Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 12. This ordinance shall 
be binding in all its terms, condi- 
tionsi and requirements upon and 
inure to the benefit of the respective 
lessees, grantees, successors and as- 
signs of the Illinois Central Railroad 
Company to the same effect and with 
like purpose as though said lessees, 
grantees, successors and assigns had 
been named herein respectively. 

Section 13. The railroad com- 
pany required by this ordinance to 
elevate its tracks- shall do its portion 
of the work in accordance with the 
terms hereof in apt and proper time 
so as not to interfere with the 
proper and orderly prosecution of 
such work as a whole. Should said 
company fail or neglect to so prose- 
cute its work, the Commissioner of 
Public Works of the City of Chicago 
shall have, and is hereby given the 
right, power and authority tO' give 
ten (10) days' notice in writing to 
such delinquent company to prose- 
cute its work. If such company shall 
fail lOr neglect to comply with said 
notice, the Commissioner of Public 
Works shall take charge of and 
cause such work to be done and the 
expense thereof shall thereupon be 
paid by such delinquent company. 

Section 14. This ordinance shall 
take effect from and after its pas- 
sage and approval; provided, how- 
ever, that it shall be null and void 



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unless said company which is by 
this ordinance permitted and re- 
quired to elevate its tracks, shall 
through its duly authorized officers 
file with the Mayor of the City of 
Chicago within sixty (60) days from 
the passage and approval by the 
Mayor of this ordinance, its agree- 
ment duly executed, whereby it shall 
undertake to do and perform all the 
matters and things required of it 
by this ordinance. 

After the filing of such agreement^ 
by the said railroad company this 
ordinance shall not be materially 
modified or amended unless said 
company shall be in default in the 
performance of the several matters 
and things required by this ordi- 
nance and undertaken to be done by 
such agreement. 

Nothing in this ordinance con- 
tained shall be a waiver or surren- 
der of the police power of the city 
or be taken in any way to deprive 
the city of the right to properly 
exercise such power. 



MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 



Motion to Reconsider. 

Aid. Healy moved to reconsider 
the vote by which the Council at its 
last preceding regular meeting (held 
January 10, 1916) passed an ordi- 
nance for the repeal of an ordinance 



passed December 5, 1910, granting 
permission to The Congress Hotel 
Comipany to oonstruct a canopy, as 
noted on pages 2798 and 2799 of the 
Journal. 

The motion to reconsider pre- 
vailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to place said 
ordinance^ on file. 

The motion prevailed. 



Special Order of Business. 

Aid. Richert moved that that part 
of the report of the Committee on 
Finance (deferred and published 
December 20, 1915, page 2636) 
which recommendsi the adoption of 
a resolution approving Senate Bill 
No. 41, concerning the advance of 
moneys from special funds to the 
credit of special assessment war- 
rants, etc., deferred December 30, 
1915, page 2777, be made a special 
order of business for the regular 
meeting of the Council to be held on 
Monday, January 24, 1916. 

The motion prevailed. 



Adjournment. 

Aid. Healy moved that the Coun- 
cil do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the 
Council stood adjourned to meet on 
Monday, January 24, 1916, at 7:30 
o'clock P. M. 





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CITY OOUNOIL 

OF THE 

CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Monday, January 24, 1916 

7:30 O'CLOCK P. M. 

(Council Chamber, City HalL) 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Present — Hon. Wm. Hale Thomp- 
son, Mayor, and Aid. Goughlin, 
jKenna, Norris, DePriest, Stern, 
Werner, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, 
Martin, Nance, MicGormick, Kim- 
ball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, Block, 
Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, Pett- 
koske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Ander&on, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, Geiger, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, McDermott, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch and 
Janke* 

Absent — Aid. Walkowiak, Bowler, 
Littler and Toman. 



Call to Order. 

At 7:30 o'clock P. M. (the hour 
appointed for the meeting), the 
Mayor called the Council to order. 



Quorum. 

The Clerk called (the roll of mem- 
bers, and there was found to be 
A quorum present. 



JOURNAL. 

Aid. Healy moved to approve the 
printed record of the Proceedings of 
the regular meeting held Wednes- 
day, January 19, 1916, at 2:00 
o'clock P. M., as submitted by the 
Glerk, as the Journal of the Pro- 
ceedingsi of said meeting, and to dis- 
pense with the reading of same. 

The motion prevailed. 



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January 24, 1916. 



Communications from the Mayor, 
City Clerk, City Comptroller, Com- 
missioner of Public Works and 
other City Officers, Departments 
and Branches of the City Govern- 
ment 

CITY CLERK. 

Report of Acceptances and Bonds. 

The City Clerk submitted a re- 
port of acceptances and bonds un- 
der ordinances, filed in his office 
and not previously reported to the 
Council, which was ordered printed 
in the Journal and 

Placed on file. 

Said report reads as follows : 
Office of the City Clerk,) 
Chicago, January 24, 1916.} 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and 
City Council: 

Gentlemen — ^In accordance with 
the provisions of the Code, I hereby 
make report of acceptances and 
bonds filed in this office : 

Frederick W. Alwart: Acicept- 
ance and Bond, ordinance of De- 
cember 10, 1915, switch track; filed 
January 15, 1916. 

Bryan G. Tighe Goal Co.: Ac- 
ceptance and Bond, ordinance of 
December 10, 1915, switch track; 
filed January 18, 1916. 

Wesley Memorial Hospital: Ac- 
ceptance and Bond, ordinance of 
December 6, 1915, bridge; filed De- 
cember 31, 1915. 

Respectfully yours, 
* (Signed) John Siman, 

City Clerk. 



Through Route No. 17: Chanije in 
Routing. 

also, 
A communication from the ^Ghi- 
cago Surface Lines" in ireference to 
the routing of through route No. 17 
(California and Kedzie avenues), 
which was 



Referred to the Committee on 
Local Transportation. 

Street Railway in Kenilworth and 
Rogers Aves.: Frontage Consents. 

also. 

A petition containing frontage 
consents of property-owners to the 
construction of a street railway in 
Kenilworth and Rogers avenues 
from North Western avenue to 
North Clark street, which was 

Referred to the Commissioner of 
Public Works for verification. 

Spitting in Public Places: Enforce- 
ment of Ordinance. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, 
which was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Health : 

Chicago Political Equality] 
League, > 

Chicago, January 24, 1916. J 
The Honorable Body, Members of 
the City Council, Chicago, Illinois: 
Gentlemen — On January 22, 
1916, the Board of Managers of the 
Chicago Political Equality League, 
representing 2,500 members, in ses- 
sion assembled, passed the follow- 
ing: "For the sake of cleanliness 
and sanitary effect on the health 
and morals of the community, we 
resolve to urge through the Health 
Committee of the City Council, its 
co-operation in the enforcement of 
the Spitting Ordinance of the City 
of Chicago wherever it is found 
violated, in the street cars, on the 
city pavements and from the ele- 
vated structure". 

Very respectfully, 
(Signed) Maud Cain Taylor, 

Corresponding Secretary, 
5609 Wayne Avenue, Chicago. 
(Signed) Margaret B. Dobyne, 

Chairman* 
Bureau of Civic Efficiency, 



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Motion -Picture Machines: Slow- 
Burning Type of Film. 

ALSO, 

A communication from the* Illi- 
nois Congress of Mothers and 
Parent-Teacher Assoiciations, urg- 
ing the passage of an o^rdinance 
permitting the use of motion- 
picture machines designed for use 
with a slow-burning type of film, 
consideration of which was 

Temporarily deferred. 



CITY COLLECTOR. 



Report Concerning "Bar Permits.'* 

The Clerk presented a report, 
submitted by the City Collector, con- 
taining a list of persons toi whom 
special "bar permits" were issued 

since the last preceding regular 
meeting of the Council, which was 
ordered 

Placed on file. 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 



Duplicate Pay Rolls: December, 
1915. 

The Clerk presented duplicate 
pay rolls submitted by the City 
Comptroller for the month of De- 
cember, 1915, which were ordered 

Placed on file. 



House of Good Shepherd: Annual 
Report for 1915. 

ALSO. 

A communication transmitting an 
annual report of receipts and ex- 
penditures of the House of Good 
Shepherd fo,r the year ended De- 
cember 31, 1915, which was or- 
dered 

Placed on file. 



Comptroller's and Departmental 
Estimates for 1916. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, 
which was, together with the esti- 
mates submitted therewith (in 
printed form), referred to the Com- 
mittee on Finance: 

City op Chicago,! 
Department of Finance, I 
January 20, 1916.J 
To the Honor able William Rale 
Thompson, Mayor, and the Hon- 
orable City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — As provided by Sec- 
tion 42 of the Revised Code, I have 
the honor to submit herewith the 
Departmental and Comptroller's 
Estimates pertaining to the Annual 
Appropriation Bill for the year 1916. 
The estimated revenue accruing 
to the Corporate Fund during the 
year, available for appropriations, 
is $26,885,993.26; the Departmental 
estimates for expenditures charge- 
able to that fund amount to $30,- 
245,829.10. With the reductions 
shown in the Comptroller's Esti- 
mate, which totals $26,885,993.26, 
and the adoption of the recom- 
mendations set forth in the Budget 
as hereinafter outlined, the esti- 
mated appropriation will equal the 
estimated revenue, and not exceed 
the same, as has been customary for 
years past. It is believed this re- 
sult can be obtained without in any 
way crippling the service. 

As an appendix to the Comptrol- 
ler's Estimate is the following state- 
ment : 

Less the following items to be 
deducted in accordance with re- 
port and recommendationis of the 
Comptroller transmitted herewith, 
which may be eliminated by ac- 
tion of the City Council : 
1. Consolidation and 
elimination of du- 
plication in the in- 
spection service, as 
recommended b y 



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the EfFiciency Di- 
vision and ap- 
proved by the 
Comptroller $405,582 

2. Standardization o f 

service and - com- 
pensation in the 
Department of Law, 
as recommended by 
the EfFicientey Di- 
vision to the Com- 
mittee on Finance.. 75,300 

3. Consolidation of all 

municipal c o n - 
struction and re- 
pair shops 50,000 

4. Consolidation of all 

municipal testing 
laboratories ....... 20,000 

5. Consolidation of all 

municipal store- 
houses and unifica- 
tion of delivery 
systems 10,000 

6. Further estimated 

reduction in elec- 
tion expense in 
connection with 
registration and re- 
vision of March 
21, 1916 50,000 



Total $610,882 



The items contained therein will 
be treated ^separately : 

1. The consolidation of the In- 
spection and Permit Services of the 
city is one which should receive the 
careful attention of the City Coun- 
cil, and wherever necessary, reme- 
dial legislation should be adopted. 
Not only will the city thereby gain 
through elimination of waste and 
overlapping jurisdiction and con- 
flict, but the citizens will profit 
from lessened cost and attendant 
annoyance. Copy of report thereon 
by the Efficiency Division is at- 
tached hereto as Appendix "A". 

2. The Finance Committee has 
before it a report by the Efficiency 
Division on the standardization of 
service and compensation in the 
various branches of the Department 



of Law. It is believed that the 
adoption of the plan suggested 
above will result in a saving to the 
Corporate Fund of the amount set 
forth above without crippling the 
service. 

3. The city now owns a practi- 
cally complete municipal machine 
shop, foundry and storehouse which 
is intended to care for all of the 
repairs and shop construction now 
carried on in separate departmental 
and bureau plants. The only part of 
this plant in operation is the 
foundry. No definite plan has been 
worked out regarding its unified 
operation and no steps taken to con- 
solidate therein the various shops 
now working either on repair or 
construction work. 

It is suggested that the Finance 
Committee at once take up study of 
the problem involved to the end that 
a plan may be worked out for uni- 
fied control and operation. It is be- 
lieved that through such plan a 
saving of $50,000 may be effected, 
as follows: 

(a) Decrease in number of tools 

and machines necessary to 
.carry on various activi- 
ties. 

(b) Increase in load factor of 

both men and machines. 

(c) Reduc/tion in overhead. 

(d) Centralization of records and 

overhead forces. 

(e) Centralization of authority. 

(if) Standardization of city ma- 
chinery and equipment. 

(g) Through the above it would 
be possible to introduce 
modern methods of plan- 
ning and routing work 
through shops. 

Any plan which contemplates the 
parcelling out of space to various 
departments, to be operated and 
controlled independently will, in the 
opinion of the Comptroller and his 
advisers, result in no saving but 
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flict of authority and no fixed re- 
sponsibility. 

4. There are now in ojJeration 
six different laboratories in various 
portions of the city. The same 
argument regarding consolidation of 
shop operation applies to these 
laboratories. 

5. The same applies to the new 
municipal storehouse. In this con- 
nection there should be taken into 
consideration the fact that through 
unification and lesser stock on hand, 
advantage may be taken of con- 
solidated purchases and economy to 
be secured through systematic de- 
livery. 

PLAYGROUNDS. 

The attention of the City Council 
is called to the fact that during the 
year 1916 there will be ready for 
operation forty-six new playgrounds 
equipped out of bond issue, which 
are located on school property, and 
thirteen other playgrounds similarly 
located. Inasmuch as the larger 
portion of the benefit derived from 
these playgrounds is obtained by 
children of school age, and that they 
are in fact an adjunct to the educa- 
tional system, it is believed that the 
corporate fund should, in part at 
least, be relieved from this burden, 
and that it should be assumed by 
the Board of Education. 

It is therefore recommended that 
the Finance Gommitte© enter into 
negotiations with the Board of 
Education to the end that the said 
board take over and operate the 
playgrounds above mentioned. 

MUNICIPAL PIER. 

The new municipal pier erected 
out of bond issue voted by the 
people is rapidly approaching com- 
pletion, but no provision has as yet 
been made for its management or 
operation. Owing to the uncertainty 
of the amount required for thiat 
purpose, the jurisdiction thereof 
and the revenue expected to be de- 



rived, no estimate covering the 
same is contained in the budget. 

It is suggested, therefore, that 
the City Council take immediate 
steps to determine all questions ret- 
garding the control, operatiion and 
management of the pier. 

ADDITIONAL PATROLMEN. 

The Council Committee on Schools, 
Fire, Police and Civil Service has 
recommended an addition of 1292 
patrolmen to the active force of 
the police department. Attention is 
called to the fact that the corporate 
revenues will not permit such an 
increase. 

There are now on the eligible list 
for patrolmen in the office of the 
Civil Service Commission about 320 
names. If any increase in the num- 
ber of patrolmen be granted, it is 
suggested that, in order to comply 
with the established rules of the 
police department regarding in- 
struction, such increase be not to 
exceed fifty men per month. 

MOVING PICTURE FILMS. 

It is suggested that the fee for 
examination of moving picture 
films be increased on an equitable 
basis, and that all censoring be done 
in the City Hall to the end that more 
unified control may be had and that 
the activity of that division be 
made self-supporting. 

CLARENDON BATHING BEACH. 

The bathing beach known as the 
Clarendon beach, operated by the 
small parks commission, will be 
put in operation during the coming 
summer. It is recommended that 
consideration be given to the ad- 
visability of establishing a nominal 
fee for the use of the facilities 
offered in order that the beach be 
made self-sustaining. 

AUTOMOBILES. 

It is believed that further investi- 
gation will result in a better stand- 
ard and consequent saving in the 



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matter of privately owned auto- 
mobiles eompensated for by the city. 

WATER FUND. 

The Comptroller's estimate, ^ as 
forwarded, shows a largely in- 
creased charge to the water fund 
for the operation of sewers, bureau 
of city hall and department of 
supplies. It is believed that these 
increases are warranted and based 
upon sound judgment, by reason of 
the functions performed, and will 
to that extent relieve the corporate 
fund, admittedly inadequate under 
existing revenue laws. 

In this connection it is recom- 
mended that in the appropriation 
of sums from the water, fund /nd 
the wheel tax fund, there should be 
the same care and- economy as is 
devoted to those from the corporate 
fund. 

AUTOMATIC SALARY INCREASES. 

No automatic increases in salaries 
have been inserted in the estimates, 
and this matter is left to the con- 
sideration of the City Council. 

RIVERS AND HARBORS. 

It is suggested that the City Coun- 
cil consider a plan of unified control 
of all functions surrounding the 
rivers and docks which constitute 
the harbor of Chicago, and that ex- 
isting provisions of the city code 
be amended so as to provide.: 

(a) That river and harbor con- 
trol be under a bureau in the De- 
partment of Public Works. 

(b) That the matters of polic- 
ing bridges, dredging inspection 
and harbor contamination be 
centralized in the bureau. This 
will result in returning to active 
police work about one hundred 
patrolmen now on bridge and 
dock detail, and their replace- 
ment by men at a lower salary 
grade. 

(c) That the service i^ the re- 
spective divisions be so classified 
and graded as to permit promo- 



tion, as an incentive to efficient 
service, thereby permitting group 
advancement and grade promo- 
tion from the lowest to the high- 
est position in the bureau. 

LICENSES. 

It is recommended that study be 
given and a revision made of the 
ordinances governing licenses, with 
a view toward better control and 
greater revenue. 

It is further recommended that 
there be created a corps of in- 
spectors in the City Collector's of- 
fice which will replace patrolmen 
now detailed as license ofiicers by 
the Department of Police. It is be- 
lieved such a plan will result not 
only in increased revenue at a re- 
duced expense to the city, but will 
permit the return to police duty 
of approximately fifty members of 
the Department of Police. 

WASTE DISPOSAL. 

The problems in connection with 
the collection, transportation and 
disposal of city waste suggest the 
need of more unified control and 
consequent economy and efficiency 
in operation. 

COMPENSATION AND TRACK ELEVA- 
TION. 

It is recommended that the exist- 
ing Bureau of Compensation be 
made a division of the Bureau of 
Streets, and the executive force 
thereof be transferred to and con- 
solidated with the track elevation, 
permit and inspection work of that 
bureau. 

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OP 
STREETS. 

It is recommended that the sal- 
aries of Assistant Superintendents 
of Streets be made equal, in view 
of the fact that the authority and 
responsibilities of each such posi- 
tion are the same. 

CONCLUSIONS. 

The Comptroller, of course, is 



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apprised of the fact that his esti- ' 
mate as submitted will not and can- 
not meet with the approval of all 
interested therein. There are many 
activities deserving of added ap- 
propriations, and many employes 
entitled by their work to added 
compensation; but the Comptroller's 
estimate of expenditures should 
come within the estimated revenue, 
and it is presented on that basis. 

All of the department heads have 
offered their earnest co-operation 
in assisting the Comptroller to 
finance the budget for the coming 
year. Careful scrutiny of the de- 
tails that go to make up the aggre- 
gate by Alderman John A. Richert, 
Chairman of the Committee on 
Finance, and James Miles and F. H. 
Cenfield of the Efficiency Division 
of the Civil Service Commission, 
gives every evidence that the allot- 
ment is as fair and equitable as 
could be made. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Eugene R. Pike, 

Comptroller, 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC 
WORKS. 

Grades: Sundry Streets. 

The Clerk presented the following 
communication submitted by the 
Commissioner of Public Works: 
Department of Public Works," 
Bureau of Sewers, 
Chicago, January 24, 1916.^ 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and the 
City Council: 

Gentlemen — ^I transmit herewith 
a proposed ordinance for the estab- 
lishment of sundry street grades 
with the recommendation that it be 
passed at the next meeting of the 
City Council. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) W. R. Moorhouse, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
(Signed) William R. Matthews, 

Bench and Grade Engineer. 
(Signed) Geo. E. McGrath, 

Supt., Bureau of Sewers. 



Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of the ordinance sub- 
mitted with the forogoinig communi- 
cation. 

Aid. Healy moved to pass said or- 
dinance. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
dinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 



AN ORDINANCE 

Establishing the grades of sundry 
streets in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illi- 
nois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the grades of 
the following streets, at the loca- 
tions herein indicated, are hereby 
established at the following eleva- 
tions : 

Elevations 
(in feet) 

At the northeast and south- 
east curb corners of North 
Homan avenue and Ever-, 
green avenue 21.75 

On H addon avenue at alley 500 
feet west of North Kedzie 
avenue 20.3 

On Thomas street at alley 500 
feet west of North Kedzie 
avenue 20.3; 

On Oortez street at alley 500 



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Elevations 
(in feet) 

feet west of North Kedzie 
avenue 20.3 

At northeast ounb corner of 
North Kedzie avenue and 
West Walton street 20.5 

At southeast curb oomer of 
West Walton street and 
West Grand avenue 20.5 

On North Francisco avenue at 
isouth right-of-way line of 
'Chicago & Northwestern 
Railway (Galena Division) . 20.0 
On North Troy street at 390.25 
•feet south of the south line 
of Franklin houlevard. .... .21.0 

On North Albany avenue at 456 
feet south of the south line 

of Franklin boulevard 21.35 

On North Whipple street at 
381 feet south of the south 
line of Sacramento square. . .21.0 
On North Albany avenue at 
south right-of-way line of 
€hicago & Northwestern 
Railway (Galena Division) . .21.35 
At southeast and southwest 
curb comers of South Al- 
bany avenue and West Miad- 

ison street 18.5 

On south curb line of Fulton 

• street at curb lines of North 

Whipple street produced 

from the north 19.5 

On North Whipple street, 156 
feet south of south line of 

Sacramento square 20.5 

On Rice street, 233.7 feet east 
of east line of North Troy 

street 19.5 

At the northwest and north- 
east curb corners of North 
Talman avenue and West 

Lake street 19.0 

At the intersection of North 
Western avenue and West 

Superior street 24.5 

On North California avenue, 
580.8 feet north of the north 

line of Fulton street 20.0 

On North California avenue, 
G81 feet north of the north 



Elevations 
(in feet) 

line of Fulton street. . . 20.0 

At the intersection of Western 
avenue and West Madison 

street 16.0 

At the northwest curb corner 
of West Madison street and 

Oakley boulevard 15.75 

On Thorndale avenue at right- 
of-way lines of Chicago, Mil- 
waukee & St. Paul Railway 
(Evanston Division) 8.2 

At the intersection of Wolfram 
street and North Lamon 
avenue 33.5 

At the intersection of Wolfram 
street and North Lavergne 
avenue 35.0 

At the intersection of Wolfram 
street and LeClaire avenue.. 35.0 

At the intersection of Wolfram 
street and North Laramie 
avenue 35.0 

At the intersection of Diver- 
sey avenue and North Lara- 
mie avenue 35.5 

At the intersection of Diver- 
sey avenue and Leclaire ave- 
nue 35.5 

At the intersection of George 
street and Leclaire avenue . . 35.0 

At the intersection of George 
street and North Laramie 
avenue 35.0 

At the intersection of George 
street and North Lavergne 
avenue . 34.5 

At the interse6tion of Welling- 
ton avenue and North La- 
vergne avenue 34.5 

At the intersection of Welling- 
ton avenue and North La- 
mon avenue 34.0 

At the intersection of East 
Grand avenue and Lake 
shore drive 13.0 

On East Grand avenue, 899.92 
feet east of the east line of 
Peshtigo court produced 
from the south 13.0 

At the intersection of Anthony 



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Elevations 
(in feet) 

avenue and East 80th street. 6.0 

At the intersection of Harper 
avenue and East 80th street 6.1 

At the intersection of Black- 
stone avenue and East 80th 
street 6.1 

At the intersection of Dante 
avenue and East 80th street. 6.1 

On East 80th street at the east 
curb line of Dorchester ave- 
nue 6.1 

On East 80th street at the west 
curb line of Dorchester ave- 
nue 6.5 

At the intersection of Harper 
avenue and East 81st street. 6.1 

At the intersection of Black- 
stone avenue and East 81st 
street Q.2 

At the intersection of Dante' 
avenue and East 81st street. 6.2 

At the intersection of Dor- 
chester avenue and East 81st 
street 6.2 

At the intersection of Harper 
avenue and East 82nd street. 6.1 

At the intersection of Black- 
stone avenue and East 82nd 
street 6.1 

At the intersection of Dante 
avenue and East 82nd street. 6.1 

At the intersection of Dor- 
chester avenue and East 
82nd street 6.1 

At the intersection of Black- 
stone avenue and East 83rd 
street 6.1 

At the intersection of Dante 
avenue and East 83rd street. 6.1 

At the intersection of Dorches- 
ter avenue and East 83rd 
street 6.1 

On East 80th street at the west 
line of Stony Island avenue. 6.0 

On north curb line of East 
40th street at westerly line 
of Drexel boulevard 19.3 

On south curb line of East 40th 
street at westerly line of 
Drexel boulevard 19.0 



Elevations 
(in feet) 

On East 40th street at easterly 
line of Drexel boulevard. . . . 18.4 

On East 41st street, 150 feet 
east of the east line of Cot- 
tage Grove avenue 18.0 

At the intersection of Lake 
Park avenue and East 39th 
latreet 20.0 

On East 39th street at the 
westerly right of way line of 
the Illinois Central Railroad. 20.0 

On Lunt avenue at the easterly 
line of Ridge avenue 39.0 

On Farwell avenue at the east- 
erly line of Ridge avenue. . .39.5 

On Pratt avenue, 150 feet west 
of the west line of Hilldale 
avenue produced from the 
north 25.00 

On Farwell avenue, 250 feet 
west of the west line of 
Hilldale avenue 24.9 

On Farwell avenue, 400 feet 
west of the west line of 
Hilldale avenue 25.7 

On Farwell avenue ait the 
westerly line of the first al- 
ley east of Ridge avenue 27.5 

At the intersection of North 
Western avenue and Birch - 
wood avenoie 30.5 

At the intersection of North , 
Western avenue and Fargo 
avenue 31.0 

On South Marshfield avenue 
at the north right of way 
line of the Chicago, Rock Is- 
land & Pacific Railway 30.5 

At the intersection of the north 
curb line of East 93rd street 
and the northeasterly curb 
line of South Chicago ave- 
nue 12.0 

On Francisco avenue, 104 feet 
north of the north line of 
Fillmore street 13.5 

At the intersection of North 
Claremont avenue and Pe- 
terson avenue 17.0 

At the intersection of North 



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Elevations \ 
(In feet) 

Oakley avenue and Peterson 
avenue ^'^-^ 

On North Oakley avenue, 125 
feet north of the north line 
of Peteraon avenue 16.0 

On North Olaremont avenue, 
125 feet north of the north 
line of Peterson avenue 15.5 

At the intersection of North 
Claremont avenue and Glen- 
lake avenue 1^.0 

At the intersection of North 
Oakley avenue and Glenlake 
avenue • • • • ^5*^ 

At the intersection of North 
Oakley avenue and Gran- 
ville avenue 16.0 

At the intersection of North 
Claremont avenue and 
Granville avenue 15.5 

On Vernon avenue, 239.42 feet • 
north of. north line of East 

29th street 18.5 

At thei intersection of West 
93rd street and South La 

Salle street 16.5 

At the intersection of West 
93rd street and Perry ave- 



nue 



16.5 



At the intersection of West 
94th street and South La 
Salle street 16.5 

At the intersection of West 
94th street and Perry ave- 



nue 



16.5 



At the intersection of 127th 
street and South State street.22.0 

At the intersection of E. 127th 
street and South Michigan 
avenue 22.0 

On East 126th street, 125 feet 
west of west line of South 
Michigan avenue 22.0 

At the intersection of 124th 
street and South State street.28.0 

On South State street, 630 feet 
south of south line of West 
124th street 24.0 

At the intersection of South 
State street and East 124th 
place 25.5 



Elevations 
(in feet) 

At the intersection of West 
57th street and South 

Springfield avenue 24.0 

At the intersection of West 
57th street and South Ham- 
lin avenue 23.5 

At the intersection of West 
57th street and South Lawn- 
dale avenue 23.0 

At the intersection of West 
58th street and South Ham- 
lin avenue 24.0 

At the intersieetion of West 
57th place and South Ham- 
lin avenue 24.0 

At the intersection of West 
57th place and South Lawn- 
dale avenue 23.5 

On West 57th place at the west 
line of right of way of Grand 

Trunk Western Railway 23.5 

At the intersection of West 

62nd street and South Kil- | 

dare avenue 26.5 ? 

At the intersection of West 
62nd street and South Tripp 

avenue • 26.5 

At the intersection of West 
62nd street.^and South Kee- 

ler avenue 26.5 

At the intersection of West 
58th place and South Ham- 
lin avenue 24.0 

At the intersection of West 
58th place and South Lawn- 
dale avenue 24.0 

On West 58th place at the west 
line of right of way of Grand 

Trunk Western Railway 24.0 

At the intersection of West 
61;st street and South Kost- 

ner avenue. . .* 26.0 

At the intersection of West 
61st street and South Kil- 

dare avenue 26.0 

At the intersection of West 
62nd street and South Kost- 

ner avenue 26.5 

On South Kolin avenue, 125 
feet north of north line of 
West 63rd street 27.0 



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COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



2983 



Elevations 
(In feet) 

At the intersect ion of West 
63rd street and South Kolin 

avenue 28.0 

At the intersection of West 
63rd street and South Kost- 

ner avenue 28.0 

On South Ko'Stner avenue, 125 
feet north of north line of 

West 63rd street 27.0 

On South Tripp avenue, 125 
feet north of north line of 

West 63rd street 26.5 

On South Keeler avenue, 125 
feet north of north line of 

West 63rd street 26.5 

At the intersection of West 
100th streeit and South Mor- 
gan street. 29.0 

At the intersection of West 
100th street and South Peo- 
ria street 27.0 

At the intersection of West 
101st street and South Mor- 
gan street 29.0 

At the intersection of West 
iOlst street and South San- 
gamon street 28.5 

At the intersection of West 
101st street and South Peo- 
ria street 28.0 

At the intersection of West 
102nd street and South Peo- 
ria street 28.5 

At the intersection of West 
102nd street and South Hal- 

sted street .....27.0 

At the intersection of West 
86th street and South Wood 

street 29.0 

At the intersection of West 
86th street and South Her- 
mitage avenue 27.5 

At the intersection of West 
86th street and South Loo- 
mis street 24.5 

At the intersection of West 
86th street and South Ada 

street 24.0 

At the intersection of Weist 
86th street and Throop 
street 24.0 



Elevations 
(in feet) 
At the intersection of West 
91st street and South Pau- 
lina street 36.0 

At the intersection of West 
86th street and South Marsh- 
field avenue 26.0 

At the intersection of West 
85th street and South Marsh- 
field avenue 25.5 

At the intersection of West 
84th street and South Marsh- 
field avenue 25.5 

At the intersection of West 
55th street and South Hard- 
ing avenue 23.0 

At the intersection of West 
55 th istreet and South 

Springfield avenue 23.0 

At the intersection of West 
55th street and South Avers 

avenue 23.0 

At the intersection of West 
55th street and South Ham- 
lin avenue. , 23.0 

At the intersection of West 
55th street and South Ridge- 
way avenue 22.5 

At the intersection of West 
55th street and South Lawn- 
dale avenue 22.5 

On West 55th street at west 
line of right of way of Grand 

Trunk Western Railway 22.5 

At the intersection of Weist 
55th place and South Ham- 
lin avenue 23.0 

At the intersection of West 
55th place and South Lawn- 
dale avenue 22.5 

On West 55th place at west 
line of right of way of Grand 

Trunk Western Railway 22.5 

At the intersection of Weist 
56th street and South Lawn- 
dale avenue 22.5 

On West 56th street at west 
line of right of way of Grand 

Trunk Western Railway 22.5 

At the intersection of West 
56th place and South 
Springfield avenue 23.5 



ri 



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January 24, 1916. 



Elevations 
(in feet) 

At the intersection of West 
56th place and South Ham- 
lin avenue 23.0 

At the intersection of West 
56th place and South Lawn- 
dale avenue 22.5 

At the intersection of East 
106th street and Muskegon 
avenue 7.0 

At the intersection of East 
106th street and Escanaba 
avenue 7.0 

At the intersection of East 
106th street and Carondelet 
lavenue 7.0 

At the intersection of East 
106th street and Houston 
lavenue 7.0 

On East 106th street, 567 feet 
east of the east line of Hous- 
ton avenue 7.5 

At the intersection of 132nd 
street and Burley avenue. . . 4.0 

At the intersection of East 
132nd street and Buffalo 
avenue ^.5 

At the intersection of East 
133rd street and Buffalo 
avenue -4.5 

At the intersection of South 
Harding avenue and West 
48th street 19.0 

At the intersection of South 
Harding avenue and West 
49th street 19.0 

At the intersection of North 
Harding avenue and Ainslie 
street 22.5 

On North Harding avenue, 300 
feet north of north line of 
Ains'lie street 23.0 

On Jarvis avenue at 230 feet 
west of west line of Green- 
view avenue 11-8 

On Jarvis avenue at 185 feet 
east of east line of North 

Ashland avenue H.O 

On Jarvis avenue, 170 feet 
west of west line of Green- 
view avenue 11.8 

On Chase avenue at easterly 



Elevations 
(in feet) 

line of first alley east of 
Evanston Division of Chica- 
go, Milwaukee & St. Paul 

Railway 11.0 

On Chase avenue at a line nor- 
mal to center line of Chase 
avenue at 43 feet east of 
easterly line of right of way 
of Evanston Division of Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul 

Railway 11.2 

On Chase avenue at 223 feet 
east of east line of Green- 
view avenue 11.0 

On Chase avenue at 178 feet 
east of east line of Green- 
view avenue 11.5 

On Rogers avenue at south- 
westerly line of right of way 
of Evanston Division of Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul 

Railway 14.0 

On Rogers avenue at 25 feet 
northeasterly of northeast- 
erly line of right of way of 
Evanston Division of Chica- 
go, Milwaukee & St. Paul 

Railway 14.0 

At southwest curb corner of 
Rogers avenue and street 
(no name) running south 
from Rogers avenue op- 
posite North Ashland avenue.12.0 
At southeast curb corner of 
Rogers avenue and street (no 
name) running south from 
Rogers avenue opposite 

North Ashland avenue 11.5 

The above elevations shall be 
measured from the plane of low wa- 
ter of Lake Michigan of A. D. 1847, 
as established by the Board of Trus- 
tees of the Illinois and Michigan 
Canal and fixed by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago on July 11th, 
1898, by an ordinance relating to the- 
Lind Block Bench Mark, which or- 
dinance was re-enacted as Section, 
1063 of The Chicago Code of 1911. ^ 

Section 2. That all grades here- 
tofore established conflicting with 
file grades herein are hereby 
abolished. 



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2985 



Section 3. That this ordiniance 
t shall be in force from and after its 



passage. 



Street Railway in Kenilworth and 
Rogers Aves.; Frontage Consents. 

j also, 

A verification report on a petition 
containing frontage consents of 
I property-owners to the construction 
|of a street railway in Kenilworth 
and Rogers avenues from North 
I Western avenue to North Clark 
I street, which was, together with 
isaid petition, ordered 
Placed on file. 

Said report contained the follow- 
ing summary : 

1 recapitulation. 



Feet. 


Feet. 


Total property 




frontage 


7,330.89 


Majority of which 




is 


3,665.45 


Total frontage 




signed 3,504.30 




Total frontage 




rejected 226.69 




Total frontage 




verified 3,277.61 


3,277.61 



i 



Shortage 387.84 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 

Finance. 

Tax Anticipation Warrants: 
Adjustment of Interest. 

The Committee on Finance sub- 
mitted a report recommending the 
passage of an order submitted 
therewith, fixing a basis for adjust- 
ment of interest rate on certain tax 
anticipation warrants. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to iconcur in 



said report and to pass said order. 
The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Noiris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, RicheH, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comp- 
troller be and he is hereby author- 
ized and directed to adjust the rate 
of interest on outstanding tax war- 
rants covering loans made from 
surplus moneys in special funds, 
maturing January 1st, 1916, on the 
basis of the average rate of interest 
that the city will receive during the 
current year, being at the rate of 
2% for the first three months and 
2%% for the last nine months. 



Temporary Appointments: Monthly 
Repol*t. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom 
had been referred (November 22, 
1915, page 2243) an order directing 
a monthly report of temporary ap- 
pointments in th,e classified service, 
submitted a report recommending 
thet passage of an order submitted 
therewith. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideraltion of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 

said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 



2986 



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January 24, 1916. 



order was passed, by yeias and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Gougblin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNicbols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, GuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Tbos. J. Lynch, Janke — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Givil Service 
Commission be and it is hereby 
directed to furnish the Gity Gouncil, 
beginning February 1st, 1916, on 
the first day of each month, a list 
of the temporary appointees, ap- 
pointed during the month preceding, 
said list to include names, addresses 
and qualifications of said tem- 
porary appointees. 



Department of Health: Contract for 
Groceries. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report recommending the passage 
of an order submitted therewith, 
authorizing a contract for groceries 
for Health Department institutions. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Gougblin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNicbols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 



Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlem, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole-, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Tbos. J. Lynch, Janke — 63. 

Nays — ^None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Gommissioner 
of Health be and he is hereby au- 
thorized to enter into a contract 
with Steele-Wedeles Go. for furn- 
ishing the necessary groceries to 
institutions connected with the De- 
partment of Health for a period of 
three months, commencing January 
1st, 1916, appropriations for such 
supplies to be included in the Ap- 
propriation Bill for the year 1916. 



Municipal Reduction Plant: New 
Contracts (Funds for Payment). 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
repoiit recommending the passage of 
an order submitted therewith, au- 
thorizing payment for work to be 
done under new contracts for work 
at the municipal reduction plant. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said reporjt. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yea5__iCoughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNicbols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel 



January 24, 1916. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2987 



Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Whereas, There is now remain- 
ing unexpended and not required 
for the payment of existing con- 
tracts, the sum of three hundred 
three thousand five hundred twenty 
and 33/100 dollars ($303,520.33) of 
the moneys realized from the sale 
of honds to defray the cost of 
building a municipal reduction 
plant: and other contracts for the 
completion of such work are now 
ready to be let land may be delayed 
while awaiting the passage of the 
annual appropriation bill by the 
City Council, and thereby result in 
loss and injury to the city; it is 
therefore 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Health be and he is hereby au- 
thorized to enter intO' contracts for 
all labor, material land equipment to 
complete said work, the expense in- 
curred thereby to be paid out of the 
proceeds of said bond issue and to 
be included in the annual appro- 
priation bill for the fiscal year 
commencing January 1, 1916 : That 
not to exceed the sum of $114,628.07 
of said contracts shall be paid from 
Fund 937 X 91 and not to exceed 
$39,831.07 of said contracts shall be 
paid from Fund 937 X 92. 



Municipal Reduction Plant: Disposal 
of Rags. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report recommending the passage 
of an order submitted therewith, 
authorizing the disposal of rags 
accumulated at the municipal re- 
duction plant. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said repont. 



Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report land to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske^ GuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace], Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Oapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O-Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Gonamissiioner 
of Health be and he is hereby au- 
thorized to dispose of rags accu- 
mulated at the Municipal Reduction 
Plant, without advertising, at the 
best possible figure as soon as may 
be, and to deliver to the House of 
Correction all accumulations of rags 
after February 1, 1916. 



Municipal Reduction Plant: Disposal 
of Tin Cans. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
repoiit recommending the passage 
of an order submitted therewith, 
authorizing the disposal of tin cans 
ajccumulated at the municipal re- 
duction plant. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas— Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 



2988 



REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



January 24, 1916. 



Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimiball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkosket, GuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Anders'on, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace', Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Oapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Health be and he is hereby au- 
thorized to dispose of the accumu- 
lated old tin cans at the Municipal 
Reduction Plant at the best price 
obtainable, without advertising, and 
to deliver all accumulations of tin 
cans after February 1, 1916, tO' the 
House of Correction. 



House of Correction: Sale of Scrap 
Material. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report recommending the passage 
of an order submitted therewith, 
•authorizing the sale of scrap ma- 
terial at the House of Correction. 

Unanimious consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
PettkoskG', Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 



Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — ^63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Superintendent 
of the House of Correction be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed 
to advertise- for sale and dispose of 
such old material as he may have 
on hand to the highest bidders 
therefor. 



D€g)artment of Police: Contracts for 
Feed Supplies and Shavings. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report recommending the passage of 
an order submitted therewith, au- 
thorizing contracts for feed sup- 
plies and shavings for the Depart- 
ment of Police. 

Unanimous consent was given for * 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said' 
ordpr was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, i 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson. Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 63. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the General Super- 
intendent of Police be and he is 



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REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



2989 



hereby authorized to ente<r into con- 
tracts with the lowest responsible 
bidders for furnishing of feed, sup- 
plies and shavings necessary for 
the Department of Police for the 
months of January, February and 
March, 1916, appropriations for said 
expense to be included in the Ap- 
propriation Bill for the year 1916. 



Bureau of Water: Payment of 
Refunds. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report recommending the passage 
of an order submitted therewith, 
authorizing payment of refunds of 
duplicate payments, etc., by the 
Bureau of Water. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid, Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
der was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kemer, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 63. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 



Ordered, That the Gity Gomp- 
troller and Gity Treasurer are here- 
by authorized to lallow the payment 
of refunds of duplicate payments, 
overpayments, wrong property pay- 
meints, etc., under Section 2806 of 
The Gode of 1911, by the Bureau of 



Water pending the passage of the 
Appropriation Bill for 1916. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Ghicago, January 24, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Gommittee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the Harbor & Subway 
Gommiission in re contract for fur- 
nishing electrical current at the 
Municipal Pier, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of 
the ordinance submitted herewith 
(an ordinance authorizing the Har- 
bor and Subway Gommission to en- 
ter into contract with the Gommon- 
wealth Edison Gompany for electri- 
cal current) [ordinance printed in 
Pamphlet No. 518]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Ghicago, January 24, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Gommittee on Finance, to 
whom was referred (November 22, 
1915, page 2221) a communication 
from the Gommissioner of Public 
Works in re filling at the Gontagious 
Disease Hospital site, having had 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner, 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
authorized, in accordance with his 
request of November 22, 1915. to 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



January 24, 1916. 



accept the offers made by various 
excavators to furnish clay and dis- 
tribute same around the Contagious 
Disease Hospital, as required by the 
Commissioner of Public Works, to 
form terraces, etc. free of cost to 
the city. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 24, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the Commissioner of 
Health in re contagious disease 
work, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: / 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Health be and he is hereby au- 
thorized to expend not to exceed 
seventy-five hundred ($7,500.00) 
dollars, and not to exceed $15.00 per 
week in any one case, for con- 
tagious disease cases at various hos- 
pitals pending the passage of the 
appropriation bill for the year 1916. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 24, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred (January 10, 
1916, page 2799) a communication 



from the Municipal Tuberculosis 
Sanitarium Board in re purchase 
of X-Ray equipment, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage 
of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Board of Di- 
rectors of the Municipal Tubercu- 
losis Sanitarium be and it is hereby 
authorized to purchase, without ad- 
vertising one X-Ray equipment to 
be installed in the Administration 
Building of the infirmary of the 
Sanitarium at a price not to exceed 
twelve hundred ($1,200.00) dollars. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 24, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the City Comptroller in re 
purchase of police station site at 
2521 Cottage Grove avenue, having 
had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptrol- 
ler be and hereby is authorized and 
directed to purchase as a police 
station site, for the sum of fifty- 
five hundred ($5,500.00) dollars, lot 
eleven (11) in block sixty-five (65), 
Canal Trustees' Subdivision of the 
west half ( W. Vi ) Section twenty- 
seven (27), Township thirty-nine 
(39) North, Range fourteen (14), 
East of the Third Principal Me- 
ridian, said premises being on the 
east side of Cottage Grove avenue, 
running through to South Park ave- 
nue, with a frontage of 27 feet on 
the former and 24 feet on the latter, 
and an average depth of 140 feet, 
more or less, and north and adjoin- 



January 24, 1916. 



REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



2991 



ing the police station at 2523 Cot- 
tage Grove avenue. 

This action is taken on the rec- 
ommendation of the Generial Super- 
intendent of Police and City Comp- 
troller. 

Said purchase shall be charged to 
Account 930 X 41. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, deferred and 
ordered published : 

Chicago, January 24, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to 
whom was referred a communica- 
tion from the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works and General Superinten- 
dent of Police in re additional lava- 
tories at the Warren Avenue Police 
Station, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Gommissioner 
I of Public Works be and he is hereby 
' authorized to install four additional 
lavatories in the steel cells in the 
I addition to the Warren Avenue Po- 
I lice Station at a cost of not to ex- 
ceed fifty ($50.00) dollars each, in- 
cluding water supply and waste 
connection to sewer, as additional 
work on the contract of the Murphy 
Plumbing Company for work at said 
station, and the City Comptroller 
and City Treasurer are hereby au- 
thorized to pay the expense thereof 
from appropriations made for this 
purpose. 

Respectfully submitted, 
, (Signed) John A. Richert, 

Chairman. 



Local Transportation. 

The Committee on Local Trans- 
portation submitted a report as fol- 
lows! : 

Chicago, Januafy 24, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Trans- 
portation, to whom was referred 
(July 6, 1915, page 1032) an order 
for rehabilitation of street car 
tracks in West 16th street from 
Kedzie avenue to Central Park ave- 
nue, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and 
recommend that it be placed on file. 

These tracks were not rehabili- 
tated because the construction of a 
sewer in the street made the ground 
liable to settlement until it had com- 
pacted. At the urging of your com- 
mittee temporary track adjustment 
was made. Rehabilitation will take 
place concurrently with the repav- 
ing of the street for which arrange- 
ments have been made. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) H. D. Capitain, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Capitain moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Local Industries. 

The Committee on Local Indus- 
tries submitted the following report, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Fisher, 
deferred and ordered published : 

Chicago, January 18, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Indus- 
tries, to whom was referred (De- 
cember 30, 1915, page 274^) an or- 
dinance granting permission and 
authority to Chicago Charcoal Com- 



2992 



REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



January 24, 1916. 



pany to construct, maintain and 
operate a switch track across alley, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of said ordi- 
nance with compensation of $50.00 
per annum, as fixed by your Com- 
mittee on Compensation [ordinance 
printed in Pamphlet No. 516]. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman, 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, 
on motion of Aid. Fisher, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 11, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Indus- 
tries, to whom was referred Decem- 
ber 20, 1915, page 2580) an ordi- 
nance granting permission and au- 
thority to Charles B. Scoville to 
construct, maintain and operate a 
switch track across West 31st street 
and Bross avenue, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage 
of said ordinance with compensation 
of $270.00 per annum, as fixed by 
your Committee on Compensation 
I [ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 
516]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman. 



from the Loxauto Manufacturing 
Company suggesting the use of a 
particular locking device for motor 
vehicles, having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that said communi- 
cation be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Otto Kern«r, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Kerner moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Judiciary. 

The Committee on Judiciary sub- 
mitted a report as follows : 

Chicago, January 24, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was referred (January 19, 
1916, page 2887), a communication 



Streets and Alleys. 

The Committee on Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Healy, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, January 18, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Yoiur Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (Jan- 
uary 10, 1916, page 2846) an oi^ii- 
nance granting permission and au- 
thority to Chicago Cold Storage 
Warehouse Co. to install, maintain 
and use a steel conduit over and 
across West 14th place, having had 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said ordinance with com- 
pensation of $50.00 per annum, as 
fixed by your Committee on Com- 
pensation [ordinance printed in 
Pamphlet No. 517]. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman, 

also, 

The same committee, submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Healy, deferred and 
ordered published: 



January 24, 1916. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2993 



Chicago, November 23, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (July 
12, 1915, page 1148) an ordinance 
granting permission and authority 
ito Monarch Refrigerating Company 
of Chicago to maintain and use a 
bulkhead in front of 51-3 East Aus- 
tin avenue, having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of said 
ordinance with compensation of 
$54.60 per annum, as fixed by your 
Committee on Compensation [ordi- 
nance printed in Pamphlet No. 517]. 

Respectfully isubmitted, 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Healy, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, November 23, 1915. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (Oc- 
tober 4, 1915, page 1570) an ordi- 
nance granting permission and au- 
thority to J. W. Petersen Coal Co. to 
construct, maintain land use a coal 
vault under Kingsbury street, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of said ordinance with 
compensation of $50.00 per annum, 
as fixed by your Committee on Com- 
pensation '[ordinance printed in 
Pamphlet No. 517]. 

Respectfully submitted. 
(Signed) Wm. J. Healy, 

Chairman. 



Schools, Fire, Police and Civil 
Service. 

The Committee on Schools, Fire, 



Police and Civil Service submitted 
the following report, which was, ion 
motion of Aid. Thos. J. Lynch, de- 
ferred and ordered published : 

Chicago, January 18, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, Fire, 
Police and Civil Service, having had 
under consideration recommenda- 
tion No. 1 contained in communica- 
tion from the General Superin- 
tendent of Police, referred to your 
committee November 29, 1915, page 
2311, that "an immediate increase 
of 1,292 patrolmen be made", beg 
leave to report and recommend 
that said recommendation be ap- 
proved and that the Committee on 
Finance be directed to make neces- 
sary provision in the 1916 appro- 
priation ordinance for adding said 
number of patrolmen to the police 
force of the city. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Thomas J. Lynch, 

Chairman. 



Minority Report. 

In connection with the foregoing 
report, Aid. Buck presented a report 
of a minority of said committee, land 
moved that said report be published 
and that consideration thereof be 
deferred. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is said minority 
report: 

Chicago, January 18, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

The undersigned, a minority of 
your Committee on Schools, Fire, 
Police and Civil Service, to which 
committee was referred on Novem- 
ber 29, 1915, ipage 2311 of the Pro- 
ceedings, a request by the General 
Superintendent of Police for 1,292 
additional patrolmen, having care- 



2994 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



January 24, 1916. 



fully considered the same, dissent 
from the findings of the. majority of 
the said Committee and beg leave 
to report as follows : 

The question of whether or not 
more patrolmen should be added to 
the police force of the City of Chi- 
cago is one which should have the 
most careful consideration after a 
detailed study of the situation as to 
prevalence of crime and disorder, 
causes of the same and a determina- 
tion of suitable remedies. 

Such an inquiry was made by a 
select committee of this Council in 
the years 1914-5. After a most ex- 
haustive investigation, the Com- 
mittee, on Crime reported, March 22, 
1915, its findings and recommenda- 
tions, which findings and recom- 
mendations were adopted as the 
policy of the City of Chicago. 

In the third division of the sum- 
mary of findings in the report of the 
Committee, page 11, the Crime 
Committee reported as follows : 

"Police organization and methods 
are wholly inadequate to deal with 
the crime situation in Chicago, as- 
suming the integrity of all members 
of the force. Incompetence, lack of 
discipline, and aggressiveness are 
noticeable on a large scale. These 
may be summed up under the fol- 
lowing heads : 

"a. Lack of adequate publicity 
regarding police statistics. 

"b. Lack of follow-up system 
from criminal complaints. 

"c. Lack of effective supervision 
of patrolmen. 

"d. Lack of effective direction of 
detective work. 

"e. Lack of discipline and ag- 
gressiveness. 

"1. Failure of patrolmen to 
cover night beats seriously cripples 
the protection of persons and prop- 
erty. 

"2. Detective sorgonnts are not 
required to make adequate and de- 
tailed reports of their work. 

"3. The first need of the force is 



the more effective use of those now 
available rather than an increase in 
the for^e." 

In the summary of recommenda- 
tions published upon page 13 of the 
report of the Crime Committee, 
recommendations 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 
10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 pertain 
particularly to the administration 
of the police. These recommenda- 
tions were not only contained in the 
report of the Committee on Crime 
but were specifically referred to the 
Department of Police for ai)plica- 
tion and administration by an order 
of this Council unanimously passed 
April 8, 1915, page 4371 of the 
Proceedings. It is notorious that no 
effort has been made by the respon- 
sible heads of the police department 
to put into effect these recom- 
mendations adopted as the policy of, 
the City of Chicago by the City 
Council. Recently in a public hear- 
ing before the Board of Civil Service 
Commissioners, the present General 
Superintendent of Police stated that 
he had not considered them. 

Before the Committee on Schools, 
Fire, Police and Civil Service Janu- 
ary 18, 1916, the same General 
Superintendent of Police refused to 
discuss what efforts had been made, 
if any, to put into effect these 
recommendations. 

In view of the findings of the 
Committee on Crime after the most 
exhaustive study that has ever been 
made of crime and its causes in the 
City of Chicago; in view of the fact 
that the Commission made certain 
specific recommendations with 
reference to the administration of 
the Department of Police to render 
that Department more efficient, 
which recommendations- have been 
adopted las the policy of the City of 
Chicago and in view of the fact that 
the responsible heads of the Police 
Department have utterly and fla- 
grantly ignored the recommendations 
of the City Council and made no 
effort to make them of effect, the 
question of whether more patrol- 
men should be added to the police 



January 24, 1916. 



REPOJVTS OP COMMITTEES. 



2995 



I 



force (after the question of whether 
it can be financed has been deter- 
mined) should rest squarely upon 
the ability of the General Superin- 
tendent of Police to prove to the 
satisfaction of the City Council: 

1. That the present force is 
efficiently managed. 

2. That the recommendations of 
the Gommittee on Grime have been 
carried out or that it is unnecessary 
and inadvisable to do so. 

3. That the present police force 
is unable to cope with present crime 
conditions and that even at a maxi- 
mum of efficient management it 
would be unable to cope with pres- 
ent crimci conditions. 

4. That the citizens of Ghicago 
are receiving a return in police pro- 
tection commensurate with the cost 
of the same according to available 
standards of comparison. 

These considerations should gov- 
ern the! question of whether or not 
the police force should be numer- 
ically increased at all. After a de- 
cision has been reached upon this 
point, if it should be that the force 
should be increased, then before a 
definite number is adopted as the 
number of men to be added to the 
force these additional considera- 
tions should govern after the most 
careful investigation: 

a. A proper basis for estimating 
what constitutes, numerically, ade- 
quate police protection should be 
determined based upon population, 
density of population, character of 
population, area, street miles, street 
lighting, transportation facilities, 
local prevalence of crime, character 
of prevailing local crimie, number 
of local arrests, character of local 
arrests, character of neighborhoods, 
whether commercial, industrial, 
financial or residence, etc. 

b. The presient force sihould be 
redistributed upon that basis, or as 
nearly so as possible. 

c. Numerical shortcomings of 
the present force should then be 
carefully ^ calculated, afteir a suffi- 



cient lapse to ascertain the effect, 
if any, of the rearrangement upon 
crime conditions. 

d. Exact calculations should be 
made of thei number of new men 
needed, if any, of each grade and 
the cost of the proposed increase and 
a statement compiled showing what 
disposition would be mad© of them 
if the increase were authorized. 

From time to time the General 
Superintendent of Polioei submitted 
statistics and arguments to the Com- 
mittee on Schools, Fire, Police, and 
Civil Service to support his request 
for 1,292 additional patrolmen. He 
appeared at some hearings of the 
Committee and failed to appear at 
others. Finally, January 18, 1916, 
his secretary appeared at 11 a. m. 
and informed the Committee that 
the General Superintendent had 
been advised by the Comptroller of 
the City of Chicago that the financial 
condition of the City would not per- 
mit the addition of any patrolmen 
during the year 1916. The secre- 
tary stated that in view of that 
situation, the General Superinten- 
dent desired to withdraw his re- 
quest for 1,292 additional patrolmen. 
Certain members of the Committee 
desired that the Chief send his#with- 
drawal in writing and the chairman 
requested the Chief's secretary to 
ask the General Superintendent to 
write such a letter and appear with 
it before the Gommittee at 2 p. m. 
The General Superintendent ap- 
peared at 2 p. m. but announced 
that, notwithstanding that he was 
satisfied the finances of the City 
would not permit his obtaining ad- 
ditional patrolmen, he had changed 
his mind and would not withdraw 
his request but would ask the Com- 
mittee to recommend that his re- 
quest for 1,292 additional patrolmen 
be granted. Discussion followed 
during which the General Superin- 
tendent definitely and flatly refused 
to discuss statistics comparing the 
number and cost of the police of 
Chicago with the number and cost 
I of police of other cities; the statis- 



2996 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



January 24, 1916. 



tics of the Chicago Police Depart- 
ment prepared by him and, finally, 
the question of carrying out the rec- 
ommendations of the Grime Com- 
mittee. 

The minority of the Committee 
submits : 

1. That the General Superinten- 
dent of Police presented no data to 
indicate the efficiency of the man- 
agement of the present police force. 

2. He did not indicate that any- 
thing had been done to carry out the 
recommendations of the Committee 
on Crime nor did he introduce any- 
thing to sihow it to be unneoeissary 

j nor inexpedient to do so. 

3. He did not allege that the 
present police force is unable to 
cope with present crime conditions 
and he did not allege either that it 
is now operated at a maximum of 
efficiency or that its management 
could not be altered so as to cope 
more efficiently with present crime 
conditions. 

4. In introducing comparative 
figures concerning the police de- 
partment lOf Chicago and the cor- 
responding departments of other 
large cities he omitted figures on 
cost of police protection. 

He assumed that there could be 
no doubt that additional patrolmen 
were required and fixed an exact 
number of new men that he said he 
needed. With reference to the de- 
termination of this exact number, 
the minority of your Committee 
submits: 

a. That the General Superinten- 
dent of Police was unable to state 
to the Committee the basis of cal- 
culation used by him in arriving at 
the number, 1,292. After discus- 
sion of this point at two sessions 
of the Committee the General Su- 
perintendent refused to discuss it 
further alleging it to be sufficient 



that he had recommended that num- 
ber and implying that the Alder- 
men needed no further information 
than that. Analysis of the General 
Superintendent's table of statistics 
concerning the police force of Chi- 
cago indicates plainly that the 
present distribution of patrolmen is 
not based upon population, area, 
criminal complaints or arrests nor 
any definite combinaiion of these 
or any of thesie. No detailed figures 
were submitted as to street mileage 
and no figures at all or other data 
as to character of localities, charac- 
ter of prevailing local crime or 
character of local arrests. 

b. and c. No statement was in- 
troduced indicating that any calcu- 
lations had been made or were 
about to be made to fix a basis for 
estimating numerically adequate 
police protection, nor that any re- 
arrangement of present police de- 
tails were contemplated. 

d. No statement was introduced 
indicating how it was proposed to 
detail the new men in order that the 
Committee might judge whether the 
exact number asfeed for was needed 
nor were any estimates of cost sub- 
mitted. 

Scant consideration was given to 
the figures submitted by the General 
Superintendent and still less con- 
sideration was given to figures sub- 
mitted by a member of the minority 
of your Committee. The minority 
has however, considered these sta- 
tistics and submits herewith its 
analysis of them. 

The first figures submitted by the 
General Superintendent of Police 
consisted of a table of statistics 
comparing area, population, street ^ 
mileage, number of patrolmen and- 
the proportion of patrolmen to 
population and street mileage in ten 
large cities, as follows: 



January 24, 1916. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



2997 



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2998 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



January 24, 1916 



^1 

.11 



By these he said he had proven 
that Chicago had fewer patrolmen 
per street mile and ialso aeeording 
to population than six others of the 
ten large cities listed. There were 
however, no figures of cost sub- 
mitted with the table, without which 
there oould be no adequate com- 
parison of the efficiency or the suf- 



ficiency of the police forces of the 
cities named. 

A member of the minority of your 
Committee requested the prepara- 
tion of similar figures, together with 
other figures showing cost, by the 
librarian of the Municipal Reference 
Library of the City of Chicago. 
These figures were submitted andj 
are as follows: 



2998-A 



JLATION OF OVER 300,000 IN 1914. 



Per Capita 
Cost per Year 



$2.91 
2.91 

2.73 
2.91 
3.59 
2.18 
2.39 
1.77 
1.55 
2.08 
2.64 
1.28 
2.97 



Land Area 
in Acres 



183,555 
118,233 

83,340 
39,100 
27,612 
19,290 
24,894 
67,884 
15,407 
43,906 
14,826 
125,440 
38,408 



No. of 

Patrolmen 

to Each 1,000 

Acres of Area 



No. of 
Miles 

of 
Streets 



47.6 
28.9 

39.1 
35.1 
50.7 
40.9 
26.7 

6.4 
31.8 
11.9 
39.8 

2.6 
16.6 



3,780 
3,092 

1,613 
933 
585 
572 
676 
1,441 
• 591 
958 
315 
774 
500 



No. of 

Patrolmen to 

Each Mile 

of Street 



2.3 
1.1 

2.0 
1.5 
2.4 
1.4 
1.0 
0.3 
0.8 
0.5 
1.8 
0.4 
1.2 



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2998 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



January 24, 1916. 



By these he said he had proven 
that Chicago had fewer patrolmen 
per street mile and also according 
to population than six others of the 
ten large cities listed. There were 
however, no figures of cost sub- 
mitted with the table, without which 
there could be no adequate com- 
parison of the efficiency or the suf- 



ficiency of the police forces of the 
cities named. 

A member of the minority of your 
Committee requested the prepara- 
tion of similar figures, together with 
other figures showing cost, by the 
librarian of the Municipal Reference 
Library of the City of Chicago. 
These figures were submitted and 
are as follows: 



^ 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



STATISTICS OF POLICE DEPARTMENTS FOR THIRTEEN CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES HAVING A POPULATION OF OVER 300,000 IN 1914. 
Prepared from Official Reports by Municipal Reference Library 1005 City Hall, Chicago. 



Nrw York City 


Dec. 31, 


IDI'i 


5,333,537 


Chicago, 111. 


Dec. 31, 


I'.lli 


2,393,325 


l'll;l;ulol|illia 


Dec. 31, 


till 4 


1,057,810 


St. Louis, Mo. 


Mar. 31, 


lillS 


734,667 


Uoston, Mass. 


Nov. 30, 


Ifli/i 


733,802 


Baltimo™, Md. 


Dec. 31, 


IQl'i 


579,590 


Buffalo, N. Y. 


Deo. 31, 


1914 


454,112 


Los Angeles 


June 30, 


191/» 


438,914 


Milwaukee, Wis. 


Dec. 31, 


191/1 


417,054 


Cincinnati, 0. 


Dec. 31, 


1914 


402,175 


Newark, N. J. 


Dec. 31, 


1914 


389,106 


New Orleans 


Dec. 31, 


1914 


301,221 


Washington D. C 


June 30, 


1914 


353,378 



10,970 
5,093 

3,897 











No of 








































610.4 


.? 15,5 12,072 


$2.91 


183,555 


47.6 


3,780 


698.3 


6,985,904 


2.91 


118,233 


28.9 


3,092 


508.8 


4,520,289 


2.73 


83,340 


39.1 


1,613 


534.3 


2,139,505 


2.91 


39,100 


35.1 


933 


524.1 


2,634,006 


3.59 


27,612 


50.7 


585 


733.6 


1,266,203 


2.18 


19,290 


40.9 


572 


684.9 


1 085 152 


2.39 


24,894 


26.7 


676 


1,016.0 


778,162 


1.77 


67,884 


6.4 


1,441 


849.4 


646,913 


1.55 


15,407 


31.8 


■ 591 


770.4 


839,052 


2,08 


43,900 


11.9 


958 


660.6 


1,026,432 


2.64 


14,826 


39.8 


315 


1,088.0 


460,563 


1,28 


125,440 


2,6 


774 



January 24, 1916. 



REPORTS OP COMMITTEES. 



2999 



In addition to these figures, a 
member of the minority of your 
('.ommittee obtained from a report 
of the nited States Bureau of the 
Census on Financial Statistics of 
Cities, the following figures for the 
year 1913: 





Percent 






of all 


Per Capita 


Cities having a 


Expend- 


Expenditures 


Population of 


tures used 


for Police 


300,000 and 


for Police 


Department 


over in 1913 Department 


1913 


Chicago 


..15.8 


$2.86 


St. Louis 


...15.5 


2.87 


Philadelphia 


...15.0 


2.65 


Baltimore . . 


...14.6 


2.19 


New York . . 


...12 1 


2 89 


Newark .... 


. . .11.8 


2.44 


Washington 


...11.6 


2.96 


Boston 


...11.4 


3.14 


Detroit 


...11.0 


2.15 


Buffalo .... 


...10.9 


2.35 


Cincinnati . 


...10.4 


2.10 


San Francisco.. 9.9 


3.35 


Cleveland . . 


. .. 9.3 


1.44 


Pittsburgh . 


. .. 9.2 


2.04 


New Orleans 


. .. 8.8 


1.10 


Milwaukee . 


... 8.4 


1.51 


Los Angeles. 


... 7.9 


1.25 


Minneapolis 


. .. 7.4 


1.21 



From these tables it is apparent 
that the police department of the 
City of Chicago is less efficiently 
managed than the police depart- 
ments of the other large cities 
named, for, while the General Su- 
perintendent of Police drew atten- 
tion to the fact that New York and 
St. Louis have proportionately more 
potrolmen according to population 
and street mileage than Ghicago, 
the cost figures, which he omitted to^ 
furnish, show that our population' 
pays as much per capita to the 
penny as these cities for police pro- 
tectiion. It is also shown that of 
the thirteen cities named there are 
Dnly two that spend more money 
per capita than Chicago for police 
protection. The government cen- 
sus figures for 1913 indicate similar 
high costs for police protection in 
;that year. 

Further than this the United 
States census figures show that Chi- 
cago in 1913 spent a greater propor- 



tion of its total expenditures for po- 
lice protection than any other large 
city in the country and 25% more 
than New York, which city was cited 
most emphatically by the General 
Superintendent of Police as furnish- 
ing by comparison a horrible ex- 
ample of Chicago's lack of patrol- 
men. 

When these facts were called to 
thje attention of the head of the po- 
lice department he volunteered the 
information that New York works 
its policemien in more regular and 
humane shifts than does Ghicago 
and that this is more expensive 
than the plan pursued in this city. 
He also said that New York pays 
higher salaries to patrolmen than 
does the City of Ghicago. Thus, it 
is seen that for exactly the same 
cost per capita to its citizens New 
York furnishes proportionately more 
patrolmen, works them more ex- 
pensively in better arranged hours 
and pays them higher wages than 
Ghicago. 

Referring to the table prepared by 
the Municipal Reference Librarian 
of the City of Ghicago, it is seen that 
Chicago has a far greater percentage 
of detectives on its police force and 
a still greater proportion of other 
employes than any other city cited. 

Likewise, the percentage of pa- 
trolmen to the wlhole number of the 
force is considerably less than that 
of all but two of the other cities 
and is next to lowest in the entire 
list. These percentagBs work out as 
follows : 

Percentage of members of Police 
Departments assigned to patrol duty 
in 1914: 

City. Percentage. 

Washington 89.4 

Milwaukee 85.5 

Philadelphia 83.6 

Boston 81.9 

Buffalo 79.9 

New York City 79.6 

Newark 79.6 

Los Angeles 79.1 

Cincinnati 74.2 



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January 24, 1916. 



City. - 
St. Louis. 
Baltimore 



Percentage. 

70.9 

68.6 

Chicago • • „\ 

New Orleans ^^'^ 

This disproportion of patrolmen 
to tbe numerical force of the de- 
partment as compared with other 
cities, and preponderance of detec- 
tives is the more startling when it 
is rememhered that the State's At- 
torney of Cook County recently re- 
ferred to the Chicago Detective Bu- 
reau as a "den of thieves'. 

The General Superintendent of 
Police also provided the Committee 
with the following tabulation show- 
ing the assignment of patrolmen m 
n>,4norr,n ac nf nficember 1. 1915: 



Chicago as of December 

Total post duty. 

Wagon duty 

Ambulance .... 

Bridges 

Traffic 

Depots 

License 



1,609 

339 

50 

18 

, 437 
23 

. 45 



Juvenile work (including Ju- 
venile officers at precincts, 

officers at institutions and 

officers detailed to the Ju- 
venile Court) ^ 

Lockup keepers ^2 

State's Attorney ^ 

City and County departments. . l« 
Citizen's dress (including pa- 
trolmen who are taking the 
place of Detective Sergeants 
'absent on furlough, sick, and 

injured on duty) ^^ 

Chief's office ^ 

First Deputy's office 24 

Acting Desk Sergeants j] 

Strike duty .• • ^41 

Miscellaneous division (viz: 
Chauffeurs on auto-patrols 
and auto-ambulances; ma- 
rine section; pound section 

and motorcycle section) 98 

Warrant Clerks ^ 

Miscellaneous details (includ- 



ing patrolmen detailed at 
quarantine; building viola- 
tions, docks, bar permits, 

paid details, etc.) 103 

Sick, furlough, injury 255 

Detective Bureau 5 



This table was later augmented 
by a large detailed sheet of figures 
supplying, in addition thereto and 
for each police precinct, population, 
number of patrolmen assigned and 
actually doing duty, area, number 
of posts, population per patrolman 
number of crimes and number of 
arrests. 

The figures are ;eloquent. They 
show that of Chicago's 3,597 pa- 
trolmen, December 1, 1915, only 
1,609 were actually traveling post 
duty. If to these should be added 
those on strike duty who in the 
absence of strikes might travel posts 
and the patrolmen on traffic, wagon, 
ambulance, bridge and depot duty 
so as to include all who might by 
any interpretation be held as doing 
patrolmen's work, the total is only 
2 817 or 78.3% of the patrolmen on 
the force. These travel in three 
shifts so that only 26.1% of the pa- 
trolmen of Chicago, on an average, 
are traveling beat at any one time 
and these only theoretically. As a 
matter of fact December 1, 1915, only 
44.7% of Chicago's patrolmen were 
traveling beat and an average of 1 
only 14.9% were doing post duty zX4 
one time. '* 

A member of the minority of your 
Committee made new calculations 
based on the General Superinten- 
dent's figures— by such analysis U) 
ascertain if possible whether the 
General Superintendent has based 
his distribution of patrolmen among 
the various stations on population, 
number of crimes to the precinct, or 
number of arrests to the precmct. 
The table is as follows: 



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NEW BUSINESS — ^BY WARDS. 



3003 



The irregularities of the above 
columns of figures, showing the 
wide variance in population per 
patrolman, crimes per patrolman, 
crimes per ten thousand of popula- 
tion, arrests per patrolman, and ar- 
rests per ten thousand of popula- 
tion, indicate plainly that the detail 
of patrolmen to each precinct is 
based upon none of these nor upon 
any combination of them or any of 
them. 

In view of all the foregoing the 
minority of your committee finds : 

1. That the police department of 
the City of Chicago has been and i& 
inefiiciently and extravagantly man- 
aged. 

2. That there is no data at pres- 
ent available to indicate whether or 
not additional patrolmen are neces- 

jsary. 

j ,3. That it would be the height 
I of folly to add numerically to the 
ipolice force while it is being as 
I inefficiently conducted as at present 
iand that radical changes in its 
management should antedate the 
ihiring of more men. 

i 4. That the General Superin- 
Itendent of Police indicated that he 
was insincere in asking for 1,292 
additional patrolmen at this time, 
when he told the Committee that he 
had been informed by the Comp- 
troller of the City of Chicago that 
the financial condition of the city 
fvould not permit additions to the 
force. 

Therefore, it is recommended 
.hat the request of the General 
superintendent of Police for 1,292 
idditional patrolmen be placed on 
lie. 

Respectfully submitted. 
Signed) Robert M. Buck, 

John C. Kennedy, 
A. A. MgCormick. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
eport as follows: 



Chicago, January 22, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago m City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, Fire, 
Police and Civil Service, to whom- 
was referred (December 6, 1915, 
page 2464) an order directing your 
committee to investigate certain 
conduct of Detective Sergeants 
Sloier and Etchingham in the gar- 
ment workers' strike, having had 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that 
said order be placed on file. 

This recommendation is made in 
view of the fact that the garment 
workers' strike has ended and in 
view of the policy adopted by your 
committee in connection with the 
charges against the police during 
the said strike, namely, the policy 
of ignoring individual complaints 
and seeking to deal with the ques- 
tion as a whole. 

Respectfully submitted, 
OSigned) Thomas J. Lynch, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch moved to con- 
cur in said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



All Matters Presented by the Alder- 
men, Also Special Assessment, 
Improvement and Repealing Or- 
dinances Submitted by the Board 
of Local Improvements, Arranged 
as to Ward Numbers, Beginning 
with the First Ward. 



FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the fol- 
lowing orders, which were, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commission- 
er of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to issue a permit 
to C. A. Coey & Company to erect. 



3004 



NEW BUSINESS— BY WARDS. 



4;:l 



January 24, 1916. . j 



and maintain for a period of 
thirty days, a steel frame canvas 
top canopy oveir the sidewalk m 
front of the premises known and 
situate as No. 2010 South Wabash 
avenue. This permit is issued 
subject to revocation by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works and the 
Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity be and the same are hereby 
directed to issue a permit to the 
Commonwealth Edison Company 
(a corporation) to erect and 
miaintain an electric sign, flat 
against the north wall of the 
elevated station on Van Buren 
street, crossing South State street. 
Said sign to be fifty (50) feet by 
four (4) feet. This permit is is- 
sued subject to revocation by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to C. G. Scott to erect and 
maintain a barber pole in front oi 
the premises known and situate 
as 3-5 West Van Buren street. 
This permit is issued subject to 
revocation by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 
Aid. Coughlin presented a claim 
of Max Weber for a refund of li- 
cense fee. which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Kenna presented an ordi- 
nance granting permission and au- 
thority to the Premier Realty Com- 
pany to construct, maintain and 
operate an open bridge or passage- 
way over and across the north-and- 
ROuUi alley in the block bounded by 
SouUi Michigan avenue, East 25th 
street, East 20th street and South 
Wabash avenue, and to construct 
and maintain a vault under the 
surface of said alley, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 



THIRD WARD. ^ 

Aid. Stern presented the follow- i 
ing order, which was, on motion, ^' 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Joseph Goldstein to 
erect and maintain a shoe repair 
sign, two feet wide and six feet : 
high over the sidewalk, attached 
to building located at 4106 South 
State street. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in accord- 
ance with all rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of Public 
Works. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

Aid. Werner presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to the Herst Dry Goods 
Store to erect, and maintain for 
thirty days, a muslin sign over 
the sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 3920 Cottage- Grove 
avenue. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained m ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of 
Public Works- This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time- in his dis- 
cretion. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Time Fixed for Next Succeeding 
Regular Meeting. 

Aid. Richert presented an or- 
dinance providing that the next 
succeeding regular meeting shall be 
held on Monday, January 31, 1916, 
at 2:00 o'clock P. M. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
ordinance. 



January 24, 1916. 



NEW BUSINESS — ^BY WARDS. 



3005 



Aid. Gapitain moved to amend 
said ordinance by striking out the 
words and figures, "2:00 o'clock P. 
M.", and by inserting in lieu thereof 
the words and figures, "4:00 o'clock 
P. M., for the consideration of the 
report of the Committee on Local 
Transportation, deferred and pub- 
lished January 19, 1916, page 2905, 
in the matter of the employment of 
Messrs. Parsons, Ridgway and Ar- 
nold as a commission of engineers 
to investigate local transportation 
conditions". 
The motion to amend prevailed. 
The question being put on the 
passage of said ordinance as amend- 
ed, the motion prevailed and said 
ordinance as amended was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yea5_Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, M.artin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, GuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
. Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
M'CDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 63. 
Nays — None. 

Subsequently Aid. Gapitain moved 
to reconsider the foregoing vote. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Gapitain presented an or- 
dinance fixing the time for the next 
succeeding regular meeting of the 
Council, and moved to substitute 
said ordinance for the ordinance 
under consideration. 

The motion to substitute prei- 
vailed. 

The question being put on the 
passage of said substitute ordinance, 
the motion prevailed and said sub- 
stitute ordinance was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 



DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske-, Oullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
MoDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the next regular 
meeting of the City Council to be 
held after the meeting of January 
24, 1916, be and the same is hereby 
fixed to be held on Monday, January 
31, 1916, at 4:00 o'clock P. M. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
be in force and effect from and after 
its passage. 

Aid. Richert presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the City Collector 
and the City Clerk be and they 
are hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue, free of charge, 
licenses and permits for the keep- 
ing and using of explosives for 
purposes of blasting at the House 
of Correction, upon proper clear- 
ances from the Chief of Fire 
Prevention and Public Safety, to 
whomsoever shall be designated 
by the House of Correction for 
certificates of fitness, etc. 

Aid. Richert presented a claim of 
Dr. H. Claflin for a refund of 90% 
of special assessment for water 
supply pipe, and ^claims of Marie L. 
Harahan and the Meadowbrook 
Farm Sausage and Provision Com- 



3006 



NEW BUSINESS — ^BY WARDS. 



January 24, 1916. 



pany for rebates of vehicle license 
fees, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Hickey presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Michael Villa to erect 
and maintain a barb&r pole at the 
edge of the sidewalk in front of 
the premises known as 302 West 
26th street. Said barber pole 
shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to John J. Zymanchus to 
' erect and maintain a barber pole 
at the edge of the sidewalk in 
front of the premises known as 
722 West 31st street. Said bar- 
ber pole shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor lat any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Hickey presented an ordi- 
nance granting permission and au- 
thority to Armour & Company to 
maintain and operate seven rail- 
road switch tracks along and across 
Benson street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Industries. 

Aid. Hickey presoniod an order 
directing the Conimissionors of 
Buildings and Health to permit N. 
JofTea to maintain two sheds at 635 
West 2''»lh i)lace as at present con- 
strurted, and an order directing 
said Commissioners to permit Josi^ph 



Lebedis to occupy premises at 3249 
Lime street, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Doyle presented an order di- 
recting the Commissioners of Build- 
ings and Health to issue a permit 
for the construction of a flat in the 
basement of building at 3509 West 
38th place, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Doyle and Martin presented 
the following order, which was, on 
motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to the Lion Shoe Store to 
erect, and maintain for thirty 
days, muslin signs over the side- 
walk in front of premises kno\\Ti 
as 3415 and 3445 South Halsted 
street. Said signs shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance 
with all rules and regulation^ of 
the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Doyle and Martin presented 
an order directing consideration of 
the question of the betterment of 
street railway service on the Archer 
and Cicero avenues, the Archer and 
Central Park avenues, the Western 
avenue and the Keflzie avenue lines, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Transportation. 

Aid. Doyle and Martin presented 
an order directing the Commis- 
sioners of Buildings and Health to 
issue a permit for the construction 
of a flat in the bas>ement of build- 
ing at 3517 West 38th place, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 



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SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kimball presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, the Com- 
missioner of Buildings and the 
Commissioner of Health be and 
they are hereby authorized and 
directed to issue, without charge, 
the permits required for the erec- 
tion of a church building by the 
Ninth Chuirch of Christ at the 
northwest corner of East 62nd 
street and Woodlawn avenue. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Cross presented the following 
order, which was. on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to A. Weiss to string, and 
maintain for thirty days, a mus- 
lin sign across the sidewalk in 
front of premises' known as 10714 
Torrence avenue. Said sign shall 
be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. This privilege shall 
be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

Aid. Cross presented an order for 
acceptance, by the City of Chicago, 
of an offier of the South Park Com- 
missioners to deed to the city all 
riparian rights acquired within the 
proposed harborf district between 
East 16th street and East 31st street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Harbors, Wharves and Bridges. 

Aid. Cross presented an o^rdinance 
changing the name of Macfarlane 
avenue, between East 79th street and 
lEast 83rd street, to "Ridgeland ave- 
nue", which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Block presented a claim of E. 
F. Lenden for a rebate of water 
rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Block and Vanderbilt pre- 
sented the following order, which 
was, on motion, dully passed : 

Whereas, There was passed by 
the City Council of the City of 
Chicago on October 4. 1915, an 
order, published on pages 1545 
and 1546, directing the Commis- 
sioner of Public Service, together 
with the Corporation Counsel, to 
take such steps as are necessary 
to compel the carrying out of a 
-contract agreement contained in 
the Unification Ordinance of No- 
vember 13, 1913, with regard to 
the illth street and State street 
extensions, and 

Whereas, The people of the 
Ninth Ward are very much in- 
terested in these extensions, and 
were led to believe by the Com- 
pany and by the record of the City 
Council that these extensions 
would be built and completed by 
December 31. 1915, and up until 
now nothing has been accomp- 
lished; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Service, together 
with the Corporation Counsel, re- 
port to the City Council at its 
next regular meeting the progress 
they have made in bringing about 
the completion of this work. 

Aid. Vanderbilt and Block pre- 
sented a petition and order for the 
repeal of an ordinance passed De- 
cember 20, 1915, for a cinder side- 
walk on the east side of South Hal- 
sted street from West 115th street 
to West 116th place, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 



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TENTH WARD. 

Aid. Klaus presented an order di- 
recting the Commissioner of Build- 
ings to permit Israel Rappeport to 
maintain shed at 1538 West 14th 
place as at present constructed, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. CuUerton presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby authorized to issue a 
permit to Marks, Goodman, Marks 
& Harrison to construct, maintain 
and operate a canopy over the 
sidewalk in West 22nd street, to 
be attached to the building or 
structure located at 2118-26 West 
22nd street, in accordance with 
plans and specifications to be filed 
with the Commissioner of Public 
Works and approved by the Com- 
missioner of Buildings and Chief 
of Fire Prevention and Public 
Safety, said canopy not to exceed 
32 feet in length nor 12 feet in 
width, upon the filing of the ap- 
plication and bond and payment 
of the initial compensation pro- 
vided for by ordinance. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Kerner presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Whereas. The Committee on 
Judiciary has made a number of 
unsuccessful efforts, by written 
communications and telephone 
messages, to have the General 
Superintendent of Police order 
the First Deputy Superintendent 
of Police to attend a meeting of 
the Committoe for the purpose of 
giving information on a pending 
matter; and 



Whereas, The Committee be- 
lieves it 'has been intentionally ig- 
nored and that in this matter it 
has exhausted its powers to se- 
cure the attendance at its meet- . 
ing of a city official; therefore 
be it 

Ordered, That the General Su- 
perintendent of Police be and he 
is hereby directed to order the 
First Deputy Superintendent of 
Police to attend a meeting of the 
Committee on Judiciary to be held 
Monday, January 31st, at 2:00 
o'clock P. M., in the Committee 
rooms. City Hall. 

Aid. Kerner presented a claim of 
N. J. Stamatokio for a rebate of wa- 
ter rates, -^hich was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Rodriguez presented the fol- 
lowing resolution, which was, on 
motion, duly adopted: 

Whereas, The President of the 
United States and the Governor of 
the State of Illinois have issued 
proclamations calling upon the 
people of the Nation and of the 
State to make contributions to the 
Red Cross Society for the special 
purpose of aiding the Jewish 
sufferers in the war zones of 
Europe, and 

Whereas, The 27th day of 
January has been set aside in the 
proclamations for this purpose. 
and 

Whereas, This is the first time 
in history that the Jewish people 
of this country have asked the 
general public to make contribu- 
tions for the support of Jewish 
sufferers, and 

Whereas, This call may be 
taken as an indication of the ter- 
rible conditions that must exist 
among the nine millions of Jews 
in the war zones: therefore, be it 
Resolved, By the City Council of 



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the City of Chicago, in regular 
session assembled, that the Mayor, 
William Hale Thompson, be and 
he is hereby authorized and in- 
structed to proclaim Thursday, 
January 27th, 1916, as a day on 
which the citizens of this great 
and generous cosmopolitan city 
should contribute as liberally as 
their means may allow, to the Red 
Cross Special Fund for the Jewish 
War Sufferers. 

Aid. Rodriguez presented a claim 
of Mary Sarkas for damages for false 
arrest, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Rodriguez presented orders 
for paving H addon avenue and 
Thomas street from North Eedzie 
avenue to North Spaulding avenue, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Sitts presented an ordinance 
granting permission and authority 
to the Chicago Mill and Lumber 
Company to maintain and operate 
five railroad switch tracks along and 
across North May street, noirth of 
Cornell street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Lo- 
cal Industries. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Fick and Miller presented an 
ordinance granting permission and 
authority to Henry Russell Piatt to 
maintain and operate one railroad 
switch 'track in and along Mechanic 
street, south of West 18th street, 
three switch tracks across the first 
northeasterly-and-southwesiterly al- 
ley northwesterly of Lutmber street 
and four switclh tracks along the 
first east-and-west alley south of 
West 18th street, in the block 



bounded by South Canal, West 18th, 
Lumber and Miechanic streets, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Industries. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Geiger presented an ordi- 
nance providing for the vacation of 
(part of the north-and-south alley in 
the block bounded by North Clark 
street. North Dearborn street. West 
Kinzie street and North Water 
street, in Subdivision of Lot 8 of 
Block 2 in Original Town of Chicago, 
S. E. %, Section 9-39-14 (estate of 
Martha S. Hill, deceased, and Julius 
Frankel, beneficiaries) , which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD.. 

Aid. Link presented an order for 
paving an alley in the block bounded 
by Birchwood avenue, Fargo ave- 
nue. North Ashland avenue and 
Greenview avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Aid. Capitain presented an order 
for an appropriation from the 
"traction funds" to defray cost of 
employing engineers and securing 
and publishing report on traction 
conditions and subway construction, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Watson presented an ordi- 
nance granting permission and au- 
thority to The Irving Park National 
Bank to erect and maintain an or- 
namental clock in the sidewalk 
spaci0 at 4201 Irving Park bouleVard. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 



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Aid. Watson moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
dinanoe was passed, by yeas and 
nays, as follows: 

Yeas— Goughlin, Kenna, Norns, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlem, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitam, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blana, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 63. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That permission and 
authority be and the same are here- 
by given and granted to The Irvmg 
Park National Bank, a corporation 
•duly organized under the laws of the 
State of Illinois, to erect and main- 
tain an ornamental clock in the 
sidewalk space at the curb in front 
of the premises known and described 
as No. 4201 Irving Park boulevard. 
Said clock to have the reading mat- 
ter "The Irving Park National Bank" 
painted on glass, over the top of the 
clock; this reading matter to be il- 
luminated by concealed lamps. Said 
clock shall not exceed sixteen (16) 
foot in height and the base of same 
shall not exceed twenty-four (24) 
inches in width nor twenty-four 
(24) inches in length. 

Section 2. The permission and 
nntlinrity granted herein shall cease 
and (Ictf'rnnnc ten (10) years from 
jind after date of passage of this 
ordinance, or may be nwokcd at any 
timo prior t,liereto by the Mayor in 
his disrrt'fion without the consent 
of iho grantrM' hrroin namod. Tliis 
ordinance J^iiall also ho subject to 



amendment, modification or repeal ; 
at any time without the consent of , 
said grantee, and in case of such 
repeal all the privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease and 
determine. 

In case of the termination of the 
privileges herein granted, by the 
lapse of time or by the exercise of 
the Mayor's discretion said grantee 
shall remove said clock without cost 
or expense to the city, under the 
supervision and to the satisfaction 
of the Gommissioner of Public 
Works. 

U-^on the termination of the 
rights and privileges herein granted, 
the clock which is authorized to be 
maintained herein shall be removed 
and the sidewalk space where the 
same shall have been located shall 
be restored to its proper condition 
to the satisfaction of the Gommis- 
sioner of Public Works, so that the 
said portion of the sidewalk space 
shall be safe for public travel, and 
in the same condition as the re- 
maining portion of said sidewalk, at 
the sole expense of the grantee 
herein, without cost or expense of 
any kind whatsoever to the Gity of 
Ghicago.. 

Section 3. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordi- 
nance until a permit authorizing the 
same shall have been issued by the 
Gommissioner of Public Works, and 
the Gommissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity and no permit shall issue un- 
til the grantee herein shall execute 
to the Gity of Ghicago a good and 
sufficient bond in the penal sum of 
ten thousand ($10,000.00) dollars, 
with sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, conditioned to indemnify, 
save and keep harmless the Gity of 
Chicago from any and all liability, 
costs, damages or expense of any 
kind whatsoever which may be suf- 
ferc^d by it, said Gity of Ghicago, 
or which it may be put to or which 
may acc^rue against, be charged to 
or recovered from said City from 
or by reason of the passage of this 
ordinance, or from or by reason of 



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any act or thing don© under or toy 
authority of the permission herein 
given, and conditioned further to 
observe and perform all and singu- 
lar the conditions and provisions 
of this ordinance. Said bond and the 
liability of the sureties thereon shall 
be kept in force throughout the life 
of this ordinance, and i«f at any time 
during the life of this ordinance 
such bond shall not be in fuiU force, 
then the privileges herein granted 
shall thereupon cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this 
ordinance said grantee, shall at all 
times maintain said clock in a man- 
ner satisfactory to the Commissioner 
of Public Works. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage, provided that the 
grantee files his written acceptance 
of this ordinance, together with the 
bond hereinabove provided for, 
with the City Clerk within sixty 
. (60) days after the passage of this 
ordinance. 

Aid. Watson presented the follow^ 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to the Pabst Brewing Com- 
pany to maintain three (3) drive- 
ways: one on the south side of 
Irving Park boulevard, about 115 
feet west of Narragansett avenue; 
and two on the west side of Nar- 
ragansett avenue, ione about 75 
feet and the other 100 feet south 
of Irving Park boulevard; said 
permit to be issued and work to be 
done according to the provisions 
of the ordinance of July 28, 1913, 
goverQing the construction and 
maintenance of driveways. 

Aid. Watson presented ,ani order 
directing issuance of a permit to P. 
Jacob son to tap water supply pipe 
at corner of Rogers and Lind ave- 
nues, and to install service pipe to 



supply premises known as 5253-7 
Lind avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Watson presented an order 
directing issuance of a permit to 
John A. McGarry to make connection 
with water service pipe in the north 
side of Addison street, west of North 
Kilbourn avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Watson presented claims of 
Mrs. Alice Bickerdike for a refund 
of deposit and reimbursement of 
cost of opening and repairing drain, 
and claims of C. P. Hoy. Arthur C. 
Lueder and Edward B. Traub for 
rebates of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Dempsey presented a reso- 
lution directing the Committee on 
Judiciary to consider the question^ 
of revising the ordinances which 
regulate the issuance of licenses, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Ju- 
diciary. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. M'cDermott presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issuie a pe^r- 
mit to the ^Paris Clothing Com- 
pany to erect, and maintain for 
thirty days, a muslin sign over the 
sideKvalk in front of premises 
known as 4730 South Ashland 
avenue. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to 



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January 24, 1916. 



termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

AM. McDermott and Hrubec pre- 
sented the following order, which 
was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
' sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby authorized and di- 
.rected to issue a permit to 
Michael Jagzie to tap the water 
main in Millard avenue at a point 
opposite West 54th street, and to 
lay a private water pipe not to 
exceed one (1) inch in diameter^ 
to supply premises known as 3647 
West 54th street, and to assess 
water rates against said premises 
on a frontage basis. 

Aid. McDermott presented an or- 
der directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to permit 
Matej Kub to convert one -story 
building at 5407 South Seeley ave- 
nue into a two-story building, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Hrubec presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue, a per- 
mit to Fred Heinen to string, and 
maintain for thirty days, a mus- 
lin sign across the sidewalk in 
front of premises known as 4919 
South Ashland avenue. Said sign 
shall be erected and maintained in 
accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege shall 
bo subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to B. Rosen to string, and 
maintain for thirty days, a mus- 
lin sign across the sidewalk in 
front of the premises known as 
/•TiOS South Ashland avenue. Said 



sign shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any time 
in his discretion. 

Aid. Hrubec presented an order 
directing the Commissioners of 
Buildings and Health to permit Mrs. 
Scbrader to convert the one-story 
building at 5315 South Hermitage 
avenue into a two-story building, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

Aid. Hrubec presented a claim of 
John Lhotka for a refund of dupli- 
cate payment of vehicle license fee, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Hrubec presented an order 
for paving with brick South Robey 
street from West 47th street to 
West Garfield boulevard, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 



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TfflRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. O'Toole presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to City State Bank to 
string, and maintain for thn^ty 
days, a muslin sign across the 
sidewalk in front of premises 
known as 5052 South Halsted 
street. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 



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permit to City State Bank to erect, 
and maintain from October 1, 
1915, to April i, 1916, a storm 
entrance not more than three feet 
in width in front of premises 
known as 5052 South Halsted 
street. Said storm entrance shall 
be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all the rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Rea presented the- following 
orders, which were, on motion, duly 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to install 
and maintain a bubbling drinking 
fountain at the edge of the side- 
walk on thet northeast corner of 
South Halsted street and W. Sixty- 
third place. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to the Vim Company to 
erect, and maintain for thirty 
days, a muslin sign over the side- 
walk in front of premises known 
as 6440 South Halsted street. Said 
sign shall be erected anti main- 
tained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Rea presented a claim of 
Jacob G. Knoebel for compensation 
for damage to property, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Rea presented a petition of 
Jacob C. Knoebel for compensation 
for damage to property, which was 

Referred to the Ciotmmittee on 
Track Elevation. 



Aid. Fisher presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Lion Shoe store to string, 
and maintain for thirty days, a 
muslin sign across the sidewalk in 
front of the premises known as 
6903 South Halsted street. Said 
sign shall be erected and main- 
tained In accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Fisher presented a claim of 
the Staver Garriagei Company for a 
rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Fisher presented the follow- 
ing communications, which were 
ordered published and referred to 
the Committee on Finance: 

Department of Public Works,] 

Bureau op Maps and Plats, I 

Chicago, November 29, 1915.J 

Hon. A. J. Fisher. Chairman, Com- 
mittee on Local Industries: 
Dear Sir — I transmit herewith 
report of the work of the Division 
of Surveys, Bureau of Maps and 
Plats, showing results obtained 
through the activities of your com- 
mittee and acts of the City Council. 
In my judgment, the results ob- 
tained indicate the necessity of 
securing an ample appropriation for 
the continuance of the work of this 
Division. 

Yours very truly, , 

(Signed) W. R. Moorhouse, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
Recommended by: 
(Signed) T. C. Phillips, 

Engineer of Surveys. 

Approved : 
(Signed) Jno. D. Riley, 

Superintendent of Maps. 



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January 24, 1916. 



Department op Public Works,! 

Bureau of Maps and Plats, > 

Chicago, November 29, 191 5. J 

Mr. John D. Riley, Superintendent 
of Maps: 

Dear Sir — Pursuant to your re- 
quest, I herewith submit a state- 
ment of expenditures by the Divi- 
sion of Surveys and results obtained 
thereby. 

During the year 1913, the Divi- 
sion of Surveys expended upon sur- 
veys, wherein encroachments were 
involved, the sum of $11,420.00, 
and during 1914 the sum of 
$8,095.91, and during 1915 approxi- 
mately $12,000.00 will be expended. 

A survey of the Chicago and 
Western Indiana Ry. right of way 
was begun early in 1913 and com- 
pleted in 1914. This survey cost 
the City of Chicago $14,669.10. As 
a direct result of this survey, 42,800 
sq. ft. were reclaimed at 118th 
street and Torrence avenue, 1,122 
sq. ft. of stub end of W. 100th street, 
2,924 sq. ft. of stub end of E. 134th 
street and alley north, and 10,102 
sq. ft. of alley just west of C. & W. 
I. Ry. right of way, between 55th 
and 56th streets. The total en- 
croachment north of 87th street 
claimed was 479,160 sq. ft. and 
south of 87th street claimed was 
871,000 sq. ft. 

As a further result of the' C. & W. 
I. Ry. Co. survey a certain inter- 
pretation of an ordinance passed 
April 5th, 1911, is incorporated in 
an ordinance passed July 15th, 1915, 
whereby the C. & W. I. Ry. Co. 
agrees not to claim that certain 
streets, alloys or highways be va- 
cated to any greater extent than is 
shown on plats marked as exhibits 
to said ordinance passed July 15th, 
1915, als.0 that the legal status of 
city's claim remains unafFectod. 

Tho opening of E. 103rd street 
across the C. & W. T. Ry. right of 
way for a rlistancc of 1,500 ft. was 
due to the findin^^s of tho survey of 
the survey of this I'niii'oad com- 



pany. In addition, the city receives 
under the ordinance of July 15, 
1915, an annual compensation of 
$3,953.75. 

The sum of $54,270.12 was paid 
to the city by the C. & W. I. Ry. Co. 
for the vacation of certain streets 
and alleys in the vicinity from 23rd 
street to 29th street and Canal street 
to Stewart avenue, while the survey 
of the right of way in this locality 
was in progress in 1913. 

An encroachment or occupancy by 
the C. & W. I. Ry. Co. in W. 71st 
street was found by survey, which 
amounted to 174,000 sq. ft. This 
portion of W. 71st street was va- 
cated in an ordinance passed March 
2nd, 1914, a part consideration by 
the company being the removal of 
tracks in 75th street and the paving 
of 59th, 67th and 75th streets for 
about three miles. 

The survey of the A. T. & S. Fe 
Ry. was begun in 1914 and com- 
pleted this year. This survey is es- 
timated to cost $8,221.31. 

A portion of this railroad survey 
was included in a survey of Canal- 
port. A settlement was made be- 
tween the city and the Santa Fe Ry. 
in that part of Canalport lying be- 
tween the old I. & M. Canal and the 
Chicago River, whereby the city 
secured three streets — Harvey, 
Robinson and Elevator streets — in 
area amounting to 232,000 sq. ft., 
and also, in addition, secured an 
easement for a subway in Robey 
street for a distance of 1,150 ft. 
The value of the streets obtained 
under this agreement estimated at 
the low value of 25c a square foot, 
amounts to $58,000.00. 

After a survey of the Santa Fe 
right of way was begun, this rail- 
road made a request for the vaca- 
tion of thirteen streets and alleys in 
the vicinity of 18th and Purple 
streets, amounting to 132,000 square 
feet. There is a question of title in 
some of these streets and alleys and 
there are also encroachments in 
others. 



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The ultimate settlement in this 
case, valuing the land at $1.00 per 
square foot, would bring to the city 
$132,000.00. 

A survey of Goose Island was 
made in 1914. This tract of land is 
occupied by the C. M. & St. P. Ry. 
and a number of industrial plants. 
Encroachments and occupancy 
amounting to 278,000 sq. ft. were 
found. 

Subsequent to a survey of the 
original alley in block bounded by 
W. Washington street, W. Madison 
street, N. Market street and E. 
Water street, occupancy by Wm. V. 
Keeley and the Commonwealth Edi- 
son Co., the City Council upion pas- 
sage of an ordinance secured 
$40,000.00. 

Survey of occupancy of property 
by the Chicago House Wrecking Go. 
adjusted by City Council by com- 
pensation amounting to $10,908.04. 

A survey of the right of way of 
the Chicago, B. & 0. Ry. in S. J. 
Walker's Dock Addition to Chicago, 
between Blue Island avenue, Chi- 
cago River, S. Ashland avenue and 
S. Robey street, was made, showing 
encroachments in practically all 
streets therein. Settlement is pend- 
ing. 

A number of surveys of lesser im- 
portance were made, in which en- 
croachments were found and ad- 
justed. Also ia number of switch 
tracks in use without authority 
were found, incidental to the sur- 
veys, and reported. 

A survey of the I. C. Ry. has been 
in progress for several months past 
and has progressed from Randolph 
street to 39th street. The survey of 
the entire right of way will not be- 
completed until some time in 1916. 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) T. ,C. Phillips, 

Engineer of Surveys. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch presented a 



claim of William J. Landers for 
isalary, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



UNFIIVISHED BUSINESS. 

Quit-claim Deed: to Charles F. 
White. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of execution of quit-claim deed 
of City's interest in certain prop- 
erty, deferred and published Janu- 
ary 19, 1916, page 2902. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the ordi- 
nance submitted therewith [printed 
in Pamphlet No. 512]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, GuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed : 

Whereas, The City of Chicago has 
tax claims amounting to $2,927.45 
against the premises hereinafter 
described, and other tax claims, for- 
feitures or incumbrances exist 
against said premises, which bring 
the total of all claims to the sum 
of $7,780.00, and the assessed value 
of said premises is $13,700.00, and 
the actual value about $17,000.00, 



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and an offer has been received to 
compromise the City's claims for the 
sum of $2,500.00, which has been 
recommended by the Comptroller 
and Corporation Counsel: 
Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the Mayor and 
City Clerk be and hereby are author- 
ized and directed to execute on be- 
half of the City of Chicago a quit- 
claim deed to Charles F. White, or 
his nominee, of all right, title and 
interest acquired by and through 
seventy-three (73) certain tax deeds 
in and to the premises described as 
lots 3, 5, 11, 21, 22, 23, 28 to 42, 
incL, in block 2; lots 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 
16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 39 to 46, incl., 
in block 3, and lots 20 and 21 in 
block 4, White & Coleman's Stony 
Island Boulevard Subdivision, in 
35-38-14, and the Comptroller, 
on delivery of $2,500.00 and re- 
quired charge for revenue stamps, 
and upon exhibition of a certificate 
of redemption of each and every 
forfeiture of said premises for 
special assessments, be and hereby 
is authorized and directed to deliver 
said deed, together with any tax 
certificates held against said prem- 
ises properly endorsed for cancella- 
tion. 

Refund of Special Assessment: 

Water Supply Pipe in E. 

81st Street. 



Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance on a claim 
of R. Cooper for a refund of 90% 
of special assessment for water 
supply pipe, deferred and published 
January 19, 1916, page 2902. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said roport and to pass the ordi- 
nance submitted therewith [printed 
in Pamphlet No. 512]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
navs as follows: 



Yeas— Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 

DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 

Hickey, M.artin, Nance, McCormick, 

Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 

Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 

Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulae, Kerner, 

Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 

Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, He^aly, 

Murray, Powers, Fick, Miuer, 

Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 

Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlem, 

Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 

Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 

McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 

J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 

Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 

Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed 
to issue vouchers to the persons 
who paid under Special Assessment 
Warrant 32968 for the laying of a 
water main in Eighty-first street on 
property siding on said Eighty-first 
street between Kimbark and Ken- 
wood avenues in the amounts to 
which they would be entitled if the 
property fronted on Eighty-first 
street and the main paid the revenue 
required by Section 2132 of The 
Chicago Code of 1911, and the Comp- 
troller is ordered to pay the said 
vouchers from the Water Fund and 
later charge same to appropriations 
to be made for the payment of ' 
90% refunds of special assessment^ 
paid for water supply pipes aa<| 
water service pipes. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
be in force and effect from and afte| \ 
its passage. 



Tax Certificates Purchased in 1914: 
Policy to be Followed. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed W 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of the policy to be pursued in 



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reference to tax certificates ob- 
tained at tax sales in 1914, deferred 
and published January 19, il916, 
page 2902. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Cough lin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Miartin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson^ Kennedy, Dempsey, 
MoDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Whereas, The City of Chicago 
obtained at the annual tax sale of 
1914, certain tax certificates on 
property sold to the city in default 
of other bidders for delinquent 
special assessments, and from the 
analysis of said certificates made 
by the City Comptroller, it appears 
that many certificates are for very 
small amounts, and in numerous 
cases the certificates are against 
properties on which the city here- 
tofore has obtained tax deeds: 

Ordered, That the City Comp- 
troller be and hereby is authorized 
and directed to follow the instruc- 
tions of the Corporation Counsel as 
to the policy to be pursued in tak- 
ing out deeds on the tax certificates 
obtained at the sale of 1914. 

L. D. Leach & Co.: Contract for 
Yellow Pine Lumber. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 



consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter oif deliveries under contract 
with L. D. Leach & Company for 
yellow pine lumber, deferred and 
published January 19, 1916, page 
2902. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Miartin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole., Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be, and he is 
hereby, authorized to accept 319,667 
feet B. M. of lumber from L. D. 
Leach & Company, under contract 
dated May 13, 1915, at a reduction 
of 50c per thousand below the con- 
tract price. This lumber is first- 
class structural material, but is not 
botanically long-leaf yellow pine. 

He is also authorized to accept 
46,684 feet B. M. of No. 2 Yellow 
Pine lumber, at a reduction of $2.50 
per thousand, under the contract 
price for No. 1 yellow pine. 



H. J. MacFarland: Permit to Tap 
Water Supply Pipe. 

Aid, Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 



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Committee on Finance on an order 
for the tapping of water supply pipe 
in Edison Park avenue at the city 
limits, to supply residence of H, J. 
MacFarland west of the city limits, 
deferred and published January 19, 
1916, page 2903. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the sub- 
stitute order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
substitute order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormdck, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 63. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by directed to tap the water supply 
pipe in Edison Park avenue at the 
city limits to supply residence of H. 
J. MacFarland on Edison Park ave- 
nue about 207 feet west of the city 
limits, provided a meter is in- 
stalled to measure- the water used. 



Marshall noulovard Municipal Plant: 
Motor Generator Set. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
tor of contract with the Western 
Electric Company for motor gen- 
oral or set for the Marshall boule- 
vard municipal plant,, deferred and 



published January 19, 1916, page 
2903. 

The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass tjie order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas— Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Hoaly, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, ^ Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blana, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 63. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized, in accordance with 
his request of January 10, 1916, to 
accept the bid of the Western Elec- 
tric Co., Inc. (received at public 
letting of Dec. 29, 1915), in an 
amount of $4,750.00, for the furn- 
ishing of one 300 K. W. motor 
generator set for the Marshall 
Boulevard Municipal Plant; this 
contract to be similar in all respects 
to the one upon which the proposals 
were invited except for the omis- 
sion of the liquidated damage clause 
for failure to complete- within the 
specified time. 

The amount of this contract is to 
be charged against the Construction 
Division Capital Account, which 
will be reimbursed out of appro- 
priation account 501 X 25. 



Non-eondiieting Coverinfl: Extycnsion 
of Contract. 

Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 



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I 



consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of extension of contract for 
non-conducting covering, deferred 
and published January 19, 1916, 
page 2904. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Miulac, Kerner, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 63. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Gommissioner 
)f Public Works be and he is here- 
)y authorized to extend the con- 
Tact for non-conducting covering 
yi^h the H. W. Johns-Manville 
Company until June 30; 1916. 



Rogers Park Pumping Station: Line 
[]i Extensions 

iiil Aid. Richert moved to proceed to 
onsideration of the report of the 
lommittee on Finance in the mat- 
si: 



er of contract with the Gommon- 
^ealth Edison Gompany for line 
xtensions to Rogers Park pumping 
tation, deferred and published 
anuary 19, 1916, page 2904. 
The motion prevailed. 

fAld. Richert moved to concur in 
nd repoirt and to pass the order 
ibmitted therewith. 



The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Miartin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Llpps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Btick, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke*— 63. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Gommissioner 
of Gas and Electricity be and he isi 
hereby authorized to accept the 
proposal of the Gommonwealth 
Edison Gompany to furnish line 
extensions to the Rogers Park 
Pumping Station, in accordance 
with his recommendation of De- , 
cember 17, 1915, attached hereto, 
said proposal being in the sum of 
five hundred ninety .($590.00) dol- 
lars and attached hereto, expense of 
said contract to be paid from ap- 
propriations for pumping stations. 



Wilson Avenue Water Tunnel: 

Pneumatic Concrete Mixers 

(Extension of Contract). 

Aid. Richert .moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the mat- 
ter of extension of contract for 
rental of pneumatic concrete mix- 
ers for use at the Wilson avenue 
water tunnel, deferred and pub- 
lished January 19, 1916, page 2904. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the order 
submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 



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January 24, 1916. 



order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas— Goughlin, Kenna, N^rris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner Richert, 
Hickey, M^artin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, , Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNicbols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullepton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley,,Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kiellander, Wallace-, Haderlem, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Demps^ey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, gearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Btick, Blana, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Jankei— 63. 
Nays — ^None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Gommissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized, in accordance with 
his request of January 13, 1916, to 
extend the contract made with the 
Concrete Mixing and Placing Co., un- 
der date of April 15, 1915, for the 
rental of pneumatic concrete mix- 
ers with all necessary apparatus to 
be used for placing the concrete 
lining in the Wilson Avenue Tunnel. 
The price to be paid to the Con- 
crete Mixing and Placing Go. is to 
be at the rate of 50 cents for each 
cubic yard of concrete laid by the 
use of said apparatus. 

The cost of the rental of this ap- 
paratus is to be charged against the 
Construction Division Capital Ac- 
count, which will be reimbursed 
out of appropriation account 502 X 
37. 



Chicano Railways Co.: Temporary 

Track across N. California Av., 

North of Roscoe St. 

Aid. Gapitain moved to proceed 
to consideration of the report of 
the Committee on Local Transpor- 
tation on an ordinance granting 
permission and authority to the 
Chicago Railways Company to con- 
struct, maintain and operate a 



temporary track across North 
California avenue, north of Roscoe 
street, deferred and published 
January 10, 1916, page 2814. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Gapitain moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the ordi- 
nance submitted therewith [printed 
in Pamphlet No. 505]. 

Aid. Kearns presented an ordi- 
nance authorizing the Chicago 
Railways Company to construct a 
temporary switch track over and 
across North California avenue, 
and moved to substitute said ordi- 
nance for the ordinance recom- 
mended in said report. 

The motion to substitute pre- 
vailed. 

The question being put on the 
passage of said substitute ordinance, 
the motion prevailed and said sub- 
stitute ordinance was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden,. 
BlTck, Vanderbilt, McNicbols Klaus..: 
Ppttkoske GuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, , 
InSnSmim, ^aWley Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka Sitts, Healy.^ 
Murray, Powers, Fick, MiUer, 
Krause Geiger, Bauler Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, . Haderlem. 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitam, Pretzel, 
Lipps Watson, Kennedy ^.^"^^^^^ 
McDermott, Hrubec, OjToole, Wm. 
J, Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea,' 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blatia^^ 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke--63. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Couneik 
of the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That permission am 
authority be and the same ar(, 
hereby given and granted to uni-W 
cago Railways Company, a corpora 
tion to construct, maintain an; 
operate by the overhead electri 
trollev system a temporary singM 
or double switch track over aiW 



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across North California avenue at 
a point approximately forty (40) 
feet north of the north line of Ros- 
coe street, as shown in red upon 
blue print attached hereto which 
for greater certainty is hereby 
made a part of this ordinance. 
Said track to be used by the Chi- 
cago Railways Company solely for 
the- purpose of transporting prop- 
erty belonging to it resulting from 
the dismantlement and wrecking of 
the buildings, machinery and ap- 
pliances located upon the power 
house property of said company lat 
or near the northeast corner of 
Roscoe street and North California 
avenue. 

Permission and authority are also 
I given and granted to the Common- 
I wealth Edison Company to permit 
' the tracks herein authorized to be 
connected with the switch track of 
said Commonwealth Edison Com- 
pany authorized by ordinance of 
the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago passed July 18, 1910, and dur- 
ing the term of this ordinance to 
transport, or permit to be trans- 
ported over said switch tracks of 
the Commonwealth Edison Company 
, such property of Chicago Railways 
I Company as shall result from the 
dismantlement and wrecking of 
said buildings, machinery and ap- 
pliances located upon said power 
house property of the Chicago 
Railways Company. 

Section 2. The permission and 
^authority herein granted shall 
cease and determine one hundred 
and twenty (120) days from and 
after the date of the passage of this 
ordinance, and this ordinance shall 
at any time before the expiration 
thereof be subject to modification, 
lamendment or repeal without 'the 
consent of the grantee herein, and 
in case of repeal all the privileges 
hereby granted shall thereupon 
cease and determine. In the event 
of the termination of the authority 
or privileges hereby granted by the 
repeal of this ordinance, the gran- 
tee by the filing of the written ac- 



ceptance hereinafter mentioned, 
shall be understood as consenting 
that the City shall retain all money 
it shall have previously received 
from said grantee under the pro- 
visions of this ordinance, said 
money to be considered and treated 
as compensation for the authority, 
permission and privileges enjoyed 
from the date of the passage of this 
ordinance until such repeal. 

Section 2. During the life of 
this ordinance the grantee herein 
shall keep such portion of said 
street as is occupied by said switch 
track in good condition and repair 
land safe for public travel, to the 
satisfaction and approval of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. At 
the termination of the rights and 
privileges herein granted, by ex- 
piration of time or otherwise, the 
said grantee shall forthwith restore 
such poirtion of said street occupied 
by said switch track to a condition 
safe for public travel, similar to 
the remaining portion of said 
street in the same block, to the 
satisfaction and approval of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. If 
said grantee shall fail to restore 
said street within thirty (30) days 
after the termination of siaid priv- 
ileges, then the work shall be done 
by the City of Chicago, and the cost 
and expense of doing such work 
shall be paid by the said grantee. 

Section 4, The operation and 
maintenance of the switch track 
herein provided for shall be sub- 
ject to all existing ordinances of 
the City of Chicago now in force 
or which may hereafter be in force 
relating to the use and oiperation 
of switch tracks and railroad tracks, 
and the construction and mainten- 
ance thereof shall be under the 
supervision land to the satisfaction 
of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Section 5. The said grantee 
agrees to pay to the City of Chi- 
cago as compensation for said 
switch track, the sum of one hun- 
dred dollars ($100.00) said pay- 



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ment to be made as of the date of 
the passage of this ordimnce; pro- 
vided, that this ordinance shall not 
become operative and shall be null 
and void in the event that the pay- 
ment herein provided for is not 
made to the City of Chicago withm 
thirty (30) days after the date of 
the passage of this ordinance. 

Section 6. Before doing any 
work under and by virtue of the 
authority herein granted, said 
grantee shall execute a bond to the 
City of Chicago in the penal sum 
of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) 
with sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, conditioned upon the faith- 
ful observance and performance of 
all and singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance; and 
conditioned further to indemnify, 
keep and save harmless the City of 
Chicago against all liabilities, 
judgments, costs, damages and ex- 
penses which may in any wise come 
against said City in consequence of 
the granting of this ordinance, or 
whioh may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered from said 
City from or by reason or on ac- 
count of the piassage of this ordi- 
nance, or from or by reason or on 
account of any act or thing done 
by the grantee herein by virtue of 
the authority herein granted. Said 
bond and the liability of the sure- 
ties thereon shall be kept in full 
force throughout the life of this 
ordinance, and if at any time dur- 
ing the life of this ordinance such 
liond sli-all not be in full force, then 
the privileges herein granted shall 
thereupon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall 
tak(} clY«»ct and !)<} in force from 
and alter its passage, provided that 
a written acceptance of this ordi- 
nance and the bond hereinabove 
provided for sliall be lUed with tlie 
City Clerk within thirty (30^ days 
;iil.M the i»a^9age of Ihis ordinanco. 



W. A. Jones Foundry & Machine Co.: 
Switch Track across S. Kilbourn 
Av. 

Aid. Fisher moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the ■: 
Committee on Local Industries on 
an ordinance granting permission 
and authority to W. A. Jones 
Foundry & Machine Company to 
construct, maintain and operate a 
switch track across South Kenneth 
avenue, north of West 14th street, 
deferred and published December 
30, 1915, page 2736. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Fisher moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the sub- 
stitute ordinance submitted there- 
with, with compensation of $100.00 
per annum, as fixed by the Com- 
mittee on Compensation [printed in 
Pamphlet No. 497]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
substitute ordinance was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris. 
DePriest, Stern, Werner Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkiske, CuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, MiUer, 
Krause, Geiger, Hauler Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace . Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDei>mott, Hrubec, OToole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, gearns Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaiia^ 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 63. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained by the Citij Council 
of the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That permission and 
authority be and the same are here- 
by ffiven and granted to W. A. Jones 
Foundry »S; Maclunc Company, a cor- 
poration, its siiccossoi^ and assigns, 
to construct, maintain and use a 
single railroad switch track across 
Soulh Kilbourn avenue, ^ from a 



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point on the west line thereof, ap- 
proximately five hundred and twen- 
ty-five (525) feet north of the north 
line of West 14th street, to a point 
on the east line of said South Kil- 
bourn avenue, approximately five 
hundred and twenty-five (525) feet 
north of the north line of West 14th 
street, as shown in red on blue 
print hereto attached, which said 
blue print for greater certainty is 
hereby made a part of this ordi- 
nance. 

Section 2. The permission and 
authority herein granted shall cease 
and determine twenty (20) years 
from and after the date of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance, and this 
ordinance shall at any time before 
the expiration thereof be subject to 
modification, amendment or repeal 
without the consent of the grantee 
herein, and in case of repeal all the 
priv^Heges hereby granted shall 
thereupon cease and determine. In 

' the event of the termination of the 
authority or privileges hereby 
granted by the repeal of this ordi- 
nance, the grantee by the filing of 
the written acceptance hereinafter 
mentioned, shall be understood as 
consenting that the city shall re- 
tain all money it shall have previ- 
ously received from said grantee 
under the provisions of this ordi- 
nance, said money to be considered 

*ahd treated as. compensation for the 
authority, permission and privileges 
enjoyed from the date of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance until such 
repeal. 

By the filing of the written ac- 
ceptance of this ordinance herein- 
after provided for, said grantee 
hereby agrees to elevate at its own 
expense and without any expense, 
damage or liability to the City of 
Chicago of any kind whatsoever, the 
switch track herein authorized, 
^upon notice so to do from the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, or fail- 
'ing so to do, shall within sixty (60) 
days after being notified to that ef- 
jfect by the Commissioner of Public 
(Works, remove the switch track 



herein referred to. Said switch 
track, if elevated, shall be elevated 
under the direction and supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, and the 
construction and material used in 
the elevation of said switch track 
shall be of the same character as 
that used in the construction of the 
main tracks with which' said track 
connects. 

Section 3. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantee herein shall 
keep such portion of said street as 
is occupied by said switch track in 
good condition and repair and safe 
for public travel, to the satisfaction 
and approval of the Commissioner 
of Public Works. At the termina- 
tion of the rights and privileges 
herein granted, by expiration of 
time or otherwise, the said grantee 
shall forthwith restore such portion 
of said (street occupied by said 
switch track to a condition safe for 
public travel, similar to the re- 
maining portion of said street in 
the same block, to the satisfaction 
and approval of the Commissioner 
of Public Works. If said grantee 
shall fail to restore said street at 
the termination of said privileges, 
then the work shall be done by the 
City of Chicago, and the cost and 
expense of doing such work shall 
be paid by the said grantee. 

Section 4. The operation and 
maintenance of the switch track 
herein provided for shall be sub- 
ject to all existing ordinances of the 
City of Chicago now in force or 
which may hereafter be in force re- 
lating to the use and operation of 
switch tracks and railroad tracks, 
and the construction and mainten- 
ance thereof shall be under the su- 
pervision and to the satisfaction of 
the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. The said grantee 
agrees to pay to the City of Chi- 
cago, as compensation for said 
switch track, the sum of one hun- 
dred dollars ($100.00) per annum, 
payable annually in advance, the 
first payment to be made as of the 



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date of the passage of this ordi- 
nance and each succeeding payment 
annually thereafter, provided that 
if default is made in the payment of 
any of the installments of compen- 
sation herein provided for, the 
privileges herein granted may be 
immediately revoked by the Mayor, 
or this ordinance may be repealed 
by the City Council under the pow- 
ers reserved in section two (2) 
hereof, and thereupon this ordi- 
nance shall become null and void. 

Section 6. Before doing any 
work under and by virtue of the 
authority herein granted, said gran- 
tee shall execute a bond to the City 
of Chicago in the penal sum of ten 
thousand dollars ($10,000.00), with 
sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, conditioned upon the faith- 
ful observance and performance of 
all and singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance; and 
conditioned further to indemnify, 
keep and save harmless the City of 
Chicago against all liabilities, judg- 
ments, costs, damages and expenses 
which may in any wise come against 
said City in consequence of the 
granting of this ordinance, or which 
may accrue against, be charged to 
or recovered from said City from or 
by reason or on account of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance, or from or 
by reason or on account of any act 
or thing done by the grantee here- 
in by virtue of the authority here- 
in granted. Said bond and the lia- 
bility of the sureties thereon shall 
be kept in full force throughout the 
life of this ordinance, and if at any 
time during the life of this ordi- 
nance such bond shall not be in full 
force, then the privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall 
take offrct and be in force from and 
aft.or its pnssago, provided (hat a 
written arcf'pt.anro nf this ordinance 
and the bond heroinabovo provided 
for shall be filed with the City 
Clerk within sixty (60) days after 
thf passage of this ordinance. 



Thirty- second Ward: Change of 

Boundaries to Include "No 

Man's Land". 

Aid. Kerner moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Judiciary on an or- 
dinance defining the boundary lines 
of the 32nd Ward, deferred and 
published January 19, 1916, page 
2907. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Kerner moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance [printed in Pamphlet No. 
510]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance wias passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, CuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
M'cDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Defining the boundary lines of the 
Thirty-second Ward of the City 
of Chicago. 

Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the boundary 
lines of the Thirty-second Ward of 
the City of Chicago, as heretofore 
fixed by ordinance, be and they are 
hereby changed so that the bound- 
ary lines of said Ward shall be as 
follows : 

Beginning at the intersection of 
I the center lines of West 63rd street 



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and South State street; thence 
west along the centeir line of 
West 63rd .street to the center 
line of Loomis street; thence 
south along the center line of 
Loomis street to the center line 
of West 71st street; thence west 
along the center line of West 
71st street to the center line of 
South Robey street; thence north 
along the center line of South 
Robey street to the center line of 
West 69th street; thence west 
along the center line of West 
69th street projected to the cen- 
ter line of South Cicero avenue; 
thence south- along the center 
line of South Cicero 'avenue to 
the center line of West 87th 
street; thence east along the cen- 
ter line of West 87th street to the 
center line of South Western 
avenue; thence south along the 
center line of South Western 
avenue to the center line of West 
99th street projected; thence 
west along the center line of 
West 99th street projected to the 
center line of South California 
avenue projected; thence south 
along the center line of South 
California avenue projected to 
the center line of West 115th 
street; thence east along the cen- 
ter line of West 115th street to 
the center line of South Western 
avenue; thence south along the 
center line of South Western" 
avenue to the center line of West 
119th street; thence east along 
the center line of West 119th 
street to the center line of South 
Ashland avenue; thence north 
along the center line of South 
Ashland avenue to the center line 
of West 115th street; thence 
east along the center line of West 
115th street to the center line of 
South Peoria street as produced 
from the ^ north; thence north 
along the' center line of South 
Peoria street as produced from 
the north to the center line of 
West 111th street; thence east 
along the center line of West 



111th street to the center line of 
South Halsted street; thence 
north along the center line of 
South Halsted street to the cen- 
ter line of West 103rd street; 
thence east along the center line 
of West 103rd street to the center 
line of Stewart avenue; thence 
north along the center line of 
Stewart avenue to the center line 
of West 84th street projected; 
thence west along the center line 
of West 84th street projected to 
the center line of W'allace street; 
thence noirth along the center 
line of Wallace street to the cen- 
ter line of West 79th street; 
thence east along the center line 
of West 79th street to the center 
line of South State street; thence 
north along the center line of 
South State street -to the center 
line of West 63rd street, the 
place of beginning. The said 
territory so bounded shall be de- 
nominated and be the 32nd Ward. 

Section 2. That an ordinance 
passed on June 29, 1914, and ap- 
pe'aring on pages 1128 and 1129 of 
the Journal of the Proceedings of 
the City Council of that date, and 
all parts of other ordinances in con- 
flict herewith, be and they are here- 
by repealed. 

Section 3. That this ordinance 
sihall take effect and be in force 
from and after its passage and ap- 
proval. 



Public Motor Vehicle Operators: 

Numbered Badges to be Worn 

on Outer Coats. 

Aid. Kerner moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Judiciary on an ordi- 
nance amending Section 2702 of 
The Chicago Code of 1911, to re- 
quire public motor vehicle opera- 
tors to wear numbered badges, de- 
ferred and published January 19, 
1916, page 2907. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Aid. Kerner moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance [printed in Pamphlet No. 
510]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
niays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Ridhert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, . Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Hauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, 0' Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 2702 of 
The Chicago Gode of 1911 as 
amended December 17, 1913, be and 
the same is hereby amended to 
read as follows: 

"2702. Badges — ^Loss — ^License.) 
Every peirson licensed . herein 
shall at all times while acting 
as an operator of a motor ve- 
hicle wear a metal badge of a size, 
shape and design to be approved 
by the General Superintendent of 
Police and changed annually. Such 
badge shall have a number there- 
on corresponding to the number 
of such operator's license, and 
also the words ^Licensed motor 
vehicle operator,' and shall be 
provided with a pin or other 
fastening and shall be worn in a 
conspicuous place on the out- 
side of the outer coat. Such 
badge shall be obtained from the 
General Superintendent of Police. 
Tn the event that any operator 
shall lose his license or badge, 



he shall forthwith make 'an affi- 
davit to that effect and secure a 
new license or badge from the 
General Superintendent of Police 
in the manner provided for by 
ordinance." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage and due publica- 
tion. 

The Rienzi Co.: Tile Pipe Under and 
Across Alley. 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance granting permission 
and authority to The Rienzi Com- 
pany to install, maintain and use 
a tile conduit under and across the 
first east-and-west alley north of 
Diversey parkway in the block 
bounded by Broadway, Cambridge 
avenue, Diversey parkway and 
Surf street, deferred and published 
January 10, 1916, page 2817. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance, with compensation as fixed 
by the Committee on Compensation 
[printed in Pamphlet No. 503]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordimance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, T>^den, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke^-63. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
, passed : 



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Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and 
authority be and the same are here- 
by given and granted to The Rienzi 
Co., a corporation, its successors and 
assigns, to install, maintain and use 
one twenty-four (24) inch tile pipe 
under and across the first thirty 
(30) foot east-and-west public al- 
ley north of Diversey parkway in 
the block bounded by Diversey 
parkway, Cambridge avenue. Surf 
street and Broadway; said pipe to 
contain one (1) ten (10) inch steam 
pipe and one three (3) inch return 
pipe to be used for the transmis- 
sion of steam for heating purposes 
from the power house of the Less- 
ing Apartments, situated on th^ 
north Slide of said alley and known 
as 555-71 Surf street, to the garage 
of the grantee situated in the rear 
of the property south of and ad- 
jommg said alley and known as 
554-610 Diversey parkway. Said 
pipe shall be located approximately 
seventy-five (75) feet west of the 
west line of the first north-and- 
south sixteen (16) foot public alley 
west of Cambridge avenue, the lo- 
cation and construction of same to 
be subsitantially as shown on blue 
print hereto attached which for 
greater certainty is hereby made a 
part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and 
authority herein granted shall cease 
and determine ten (10) years from 
and after the date of the passage of 
this ordinance, or may be revoked 
at any time prior thereto by the 
Mayor in his discretion without the 
consent of the grantee herein 
named. This ordinance shall also 
be subject to amendment, modifica- 
tion or repeal at any time without 
the consent of said grantee, and in 
case of such repeal, all the privi- 
leges herein granted shall thereupon 
cease and determine. In 'the event 
of the termination, revocation, 
amendment or modification of the 
authority or privileges hereby grant- 
ed, by lapse of time, the exercise of 



the Mayor's discre^tion, or the exer- 
cise by the City Council of the pow- 
ers above reserved, the grantee, 
by the filing of the written accep- 
tance hereinafter provided for, shall 
be understood as consenting that the 
City shall retain all money it shall 
have previously received from said 
grantee, under the provisions of 
this ordinance, said money to be 
treated and considered as compen- 
sation for the authority, permission 
and privileges enjoyed from the 
date of the passage of this ordi- 
nance until such repeal. 

Section 3. At tho expiration of 
the term herein granted, the pipe 
herein authorized shall be re- 
moved by Ithe said grantee, its suc- 
cessors or assigns, unlesisi this or- 
dinance shiall be reviewed, and if so 
removed, said alley shall be re- 
stored !to its proper condition to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of 
Public Works, so that the portion of 
said alley where said pipe shall 
have been located shall be put in 
the same condition and safe for 
public travel as the remaining por- 
tion of said alley in the same block, 
at ithe sole expense of the grantee 
herein, its successors or assigns, 
without cost or expense of any kind 
whatsoever to the City of Chicago. 

Section 4. During the life of 
this ordinance the grantee herein, 
its successors or assigns, shall at 
all times keep the surface of the 
alley over the said pipe in a con- 
dition satisfactory to the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordi- 
nance until a permit authorizing 
same shall have been issued by the 
Commissioner of Public Works, and 
no permit shall issue until the gran- 
tee herein shall execute to the City 
of Chicago a good and sufficient 
bond in the penal sum of Ten 
Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00), with 
sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, conditioned upon the faith- 
ful observance and performance of 
all and singular the conditions and 



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provisions of this ordinance, and 
conditioned further to indemnify, 
keep and save harmless the City of 
Chicago against all liabilities, judg- 
ments, costs, damages and expenses 
which may in any wise come agamst 
said City in consequence of the 
granting of this ordinance, or which 
may accrue against, be charged to or 
recovered from said City from or by 
reason or on account of the passage 
of this ordinance, or from or by 
reason or on account of any act or 
thing done by the grantee herein by 
virtue of the authority herein 
granted. Said bond and the liabili- 
ties of the sureties thereon shall be 
kept in force throughout the life of 
this ordinance, and if at any time 
during the life of this ordinance 
such bond shall not be in full force, 
then the privileges herein granted 
shall thereupon cease. 

Section 6. The grantee herein, 
its successors and assigns, agrees to 
pay to the City of Chicago as com- 
pensation for the privileges confer- 
red by this ordinance, three per 
cent (3%) of the gross payments 
made for the distribution of steam 
for heating purposes as authorized 
by this ordinance and which pay- 
ment shall be made semi-annually 
on the first day of January and July 
in each year, and each payment 
shall be accompanied by an affida- 
vit signed by the duly authorized 
officer of the grantee herein, certi- 
fying that the amount of said pay- 
ment is correct and showing the 
amount of the gross payment for 
the distribution of steam as sup- 
plied under the authority of this or- 
dinance, and for the purpose of en- 
abling the City to inform itself, if it 
so desires, of the accuracy of such 
statemont, the City Comptroller, or 
some person appointed by him, 
shall have access to the books, 
papers, accounts and records of the 
grantee herein, its successors and 
assigns, for the purpose of check- 
ing up and verifying the accuracy of 
sucli slatoment. and the amount 
found by the said City ComptroUer. 



or his representative, to be the 
amount of the gross payment of the 
grantee for the particular period 
under consideration shall be the 
amount upon which the grantee 
shall pay the percentage of his gross 
payment as herein fixed; provided, 
however, that said payment to the 
City of Chicago shall not be less 
than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) 
per annum. It is hereby made a 
special provision of this ordinance 
that if default is made in the pay- 
ment of any of the installments of 
compensation herein provided for, 
the privileges herein granted may 
be immediately terminated under 
any one of the powers reserved to 
the Mayor or City Council by Sec- 
tion two (2) hereof, and thereupon 
this ordinance shall become null 
and void. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage and approval, pro- 
vided that the grantee herein shall 
file its written acceptance of the 
same and the bond hereinabove 
provided for with the City Clerk 
within sixty (60) days after the 
passage hereof. 



Widths of Roadways: S. Sawyer, S. 

Spaulding and Turner Aves. 

and W. 54th St. 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance establishing the 
widths of the roadways of South 
Sawyer avenue, South Spaulding 
avenue and Turner avenue from 
West 53rd street to West 55th 
street, and of West 54th street 
from South Kedzie avenue to South 
Homan avenue, deferred and pub- 
lished January 10, 1916, page 2908. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance [printed in Pamphlet No. 
511]. 

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ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughl in, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Riohert, 
Hickey, M.artin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Lmk, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm! 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, JankQ— 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 



Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section l. That the roadways on 
South Sawyer avenue. South 
Spaulding avenue and Turner ave- 
nue from West 53'rd street to West 
55th street; 

And that the roadway on West 
54th street from South Kedzie ave- 
nue to South Homan avenue be and 
the same are hereby established at 
twenty-four (24) feet. 

Section 2. All ordinances or 
parts of ordinances in conflict here- 
with are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
be in fo^rce and effect from and after 
its passage. 



Vacation of McLean Av.: Between 

the North Branch of Chicago 

River and Mendell St. 

Aid. Healy moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
. Committee on Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance providing for the va- 
cation of McLean avenue between 
Mendell street and the North Branch 
of the Chicago River (John E. Hatt 
beneficiary), deferred and pub- 
lished January 19, 1916, plage 2908. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Healy moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said ordi- 
nance, with compensation of 
$5,445.00, as fixed by the Commit- 
tee on Compensation [printed in 
Pamphlet No. 511]. 

The motion prevailed and ®aid 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas— CoughUn, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Ander- 
son, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Biauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 62. 

Nays — Kerner — 1 . 

The following is staid ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of 
McLean avenue lying within block 
eight (8),, Quentin's Subdivision of 
block twenty-two (22), and lots one 
(1) and two (2), block sixteen (16), 
Sheffield's Addition to Chicago in 
Sections twenty-nine (29), thirty- 
one (31), thirty-two (32), and 
thirty-three (33), Township forty 
(40) North, Range fourteen (14), 
East of the Third Principal Meri- 
dian; said part of said street being 
further described as all that part of 
McLean avenue lying between the 
westerly line of the North Branch 
of the Chicago River and the easter- 
ly line of Mendell street, as colored 
in red and indicated by the words 
"TO BE vacated" on the plat hereto 
attached, which plat for greater cer- 
tainty is hereby made a part of this 
ordinance; be and the same is 'here- 
by vacated and closed, inasmuch as 



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same is no longer reauired for pub- 
lic use and the public interests will 
be subserved by such vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation herein 
provided for is made upon the ex- 
press condition that within sixty (60) 
days after the passage of this ordi- 
nance John E. Hatt shall pay to the 
City of Ohicago the sum of fifty-four 
hundred forty-five ($5,445.00) dol- 
lars towards a fund for the payment 
and satisfaction of any and all 
claims for damages which may arise 
from the vacation of said part of 
said street; and further shall, within 
sixty (60) days after the passage ;of 
this ordinance, deposit in the city 
treasury of the City of Chicago a 
sum sufficient to defray all cost of 
constructing sidewalk and curb 
across the entrance to the part of 
■ street herein vacated, similar to the 
sidewalk and curbing in Mendell 
street, between McLean avenue and 
Armitage avenue. The precise 
amount of the sum so deposited 
shall be ascertained by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works after such 
investigation as is requisite. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage, subject to the 
conditions of Section two (2) hereof, 
provided said grantee shall, withm 
sixty (60) days after the passage 
of this ordinance, file for record 
in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a 
certified copy of this ordinance. 



Approval of Plans for Buildings: 

Work to be Centralized in Dept. 

of Buildings. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an order for the establish- 
ment of a bureau in the Department 
of Buildings to receive and handle, 
for a nominal fee, all applications 
for building permits, deferred and 
p\iblished January 10, 1916, page 
2909. 

Tho motion prevailed. 



Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the ordi- 
nance submitted therewith [printed 
in Pamphlet No. 514], 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, CuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlem, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, JankC' — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 



Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of ChicagQ: 
Section 1. That Section 230 of 
The Chicago Code of 1911 be and 
the same is hereby amended to read 
as follows: 

"230. Permits — Application for 
—How made— How recorded— 
Stamped plans — How cared for 
—Return of same.) (a) Appli- 
cation for building permits shall 
be made by the owner or his agent 
to the Commissioner of Buildings. 
When such application is made, 
plans in conformity with the pro- 
visions of this chapter, which 
have been examined and approved 
by the Commissioner of Buildings 
and his assistants, as hereinbe- 
fore provided for, shall be filed 
with the Commissioner of Build- 
ings. He shall then issu'e a permit, 
and shall file such application, and 
shall apply to' such plans a final 
ofllcial stamp, stating that the 
drawings to which the same has 
boon applied comply with the 
terms of this chapter. The plans 
90 stamped shall then be returned 



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to such applicant. True copies 
of so much of such plans as may 
be required in the opinion of the 
Commissioner of Buildings to il- 
lustrate the features of construc- 
tion and equipment of the build- 
ing referred to, shall be filed with 
the Commissioner of Buildings, 
and shiall remain on file in his 
office for a period of six months 
after the occupation of such 
building, after which such draw- 
ings shall be returned by the 
Commissioner of Buildings to the 
person by whom they have been 
deposited with him, upon demand. 
It shall not be obligatory upon 
the Commissioner of Buildings to 
retain such drawings in his cus- 
tody for more than six months 
after the occupation of the build- 
ing to which they relate. 

"(b) All iplans and drawings 
, for the construction or alteration 
of any building or other structure 
for which building permits are 
required shall, before such per- 
mits are issued, be presented to 
the Commissioner of Health for 
examination and approval as to 
the proposed plan for the ventila- 
tion of rooms, light and air shafts, 
windows, the ventilation of water 
closets, drainage and plumbing. 
They shall also be presented to 
the Fire Marshal for apiproval as 
to standpipes and all fire-fighting 
apparatus, where same are re- 
quired. They shall also be pre- 
sented to the Boiler Inspector and 
Smoke Inspector in all cases 
where permits from those de- 
partments are required to be pro- 
^ cured by the oirdinances of the 
city. 

"(c) All plans and drawings 
for the construction or alteration 
of any building or other structure 
for which a building permit is re- 
quired may, at the option of the 
applicant for a building permit, 
and by payment of a fee of one 
dollar for each plan, be filed in 
the office of the Commissioner of 
Buildings, amd a receipt or check 



will be given for said plans which 
must be presented for the return 
of same after they have been ex- 
amined and passed upon. The 
Commissioner of Buildings shall 
appoint a clerk with such neces- 
sary assistants whose duty it shall 
be, under the direction of the 
Commissioner of Buildings, to re- 
ceive, take charge of and return 
all plans and drawings filed as 
aforesaid. Every plan or drawing 
so filed in the office of the Com- 
missioner of Buildings shall be 
forwarded by him successively 
to the Department of Smoke In- 
spection, the Department of 
Boiler Inspection, the Department 
of Public Works, the Bureau of 
Fire Prevention and Public Safety 
and the Sanitary Bureau, and there 
submitted to the proper officials 
of these respective departments 
and bureaus for examination and 
approval, and after said plans 
have been examined and passed 
upon, the Commissioner of Build- 
ings shall cause said plans or 
drawings to be returned to his 
office where they shall be taken up 
for examination and approval by 
the Commissioner of Buildings. 
At the proper time notice shall be 
given by the Commissioner of 
Buildings to the applicant that his 
plans have been examined and are 
ready to be returned to him, and if 
such plans have been approved as 
submitted by the various depart- 
ments and bureaus as aforesaid, 
the Commissioner of Buildings 
then shall, according to ordinance, 
issue a permit for the construc- 
tion or erection of such building 
or structure. 

"(d) The Commissioner of 
Buildings shall not issue any per- 
mit authorizing the construction, 
erection, repair or alteration of 
any building or structure unless 
the plans submitted for his ap- 
proval clearly show that such 
building or structure with all its 
appurtenances, foundations and 
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tirely within the limits of the lot 
or tract of land upon which it is 
proposed to erect such building 
or structure, except as provided 
by the ordinances of the City of 
Chicago, and no permit to erect, 
repair or alter any building or 
structure shall authorize the use 
of any part of any public highway 
or other public ground for the 
construction or maintenance of 
such building or structure, ex- 
cept as provided by the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago, 
nor shall any permit be issued 
for the construction or mainten- 
ance of any balaony or canopy ex- 
tending over any public highway 
or other public ground unless per- 
mits therefor have been obtained 
from the proper department of 
the city government pursuant to 
an ordinance specifically author- 
izing the same. The plans of 
every building or structure which 
show that any part of said build- 
ing or structure or any of its ap- 
purtenances, or any attachments 
thereto, extend over any part of 
any public highway or other pub- 
lic ground shall first be submitted 
to the Commissioner of Public 
Works and notice thereby given 
to him of the proposed encroach- 
ment upon any public highway or 
other public ground. Proof of 
such notice to the Commissioner 
of Public Works must be pre- 
sented to the Commissioner of 
Buildings before a permit for any 
such building or structure shall 
be issued by said Commissioner 
of Buildings; and no permit is- 
sued by the Commissioner of 
Buildings shall authorize any en- 
croachment upon any part of any 
public highway or other public 
ground. 

"(e) In all oas<^s. the approved 
plan, together with building per- 
mits, must be kept on the job 
while the work is in progress." 

Skction 2. This ordinance shall 
be in force and cfTcct from and after 
its passage and due publication. 



Motion-Picture Machines: Slow- 
Burning Type of Film. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an ordinance providing for 
the approval of motion-picture 
machines designed for use, in 
schools and churches, with a slow- 
burning type of film, deferred and 
published January 19, 1916, page 
2909. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to substitute 
for said report the report of a 
minority of said committee de- 
ferred and published January 19, 
1916, pages 2909-10. j 

The motion prevailed. ' 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
siaid minority report and to pass 
the ordinance recommended there- 
in [printed in Pamphlet No. 515]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yea5_Norris, DePriest, Stern, 
Werner, Nance, McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Merriam, Block, Vanderbilt, 
Pettkoske, MuHac, Kerner, Ander- 
son, Lawley, Utpatel, Zwiefka, Sitts, 
Murray, Krause, Geiger, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Kennedy, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Blaha, Janke — 37. 

jSlays — Coughlin, Kenna, Richert, 
Hickey, Doyle, Martin, Cross, Ty- 
den, McNichols, Klaus, Cullerton, 
Smith, Rodriguez, Szymkowski, 
Healy, Powers, Fick, Miller, Ellison, 
Dempsey, McDermott, Hrubec, 
O'Too-le, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Thos. J. Lynch— 26. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Providing for the aipproval of mo- 
tion picture machines designed 
for use with slow-burning type 
of films. 



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Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That 'motion-picture 
machines constructed in accordance 
with the specifications herein set 
forth and tested and approved by 
the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity may be operated without an 
enclosing fireproof booth in the 
places and under the conditions 
herein named, subject to the limi- 
tations and restrictions fixed by this 
ordinance : Provided, however, that 
nothing in this ordinance shall be 
construed as affecting the present 
ordinances governing the construc- 
tion or occupation of buildings. 
Such motion-picture machines may 
be used in churches for religious 
and educational purposes and in 
school houses for educational pur- 
poses; but nothing herein contained 
shall be understood as modifying or 
altering the requirements for or re- 
strictions on the use of motion-pic- 
ture machines operated in places of 
amusement where an amusement 
license is required by the ordinances 
of the City of Chicago. 

Section 2. All equipmients must 
be approved by the Commissioner of 
Gas and Electricity, and such ap- 
proval must cover the entire ma- 
chine, including all attachments, 
current-controlling devices and 
other parts employed, including 
also the film. 

Section 3. The entire equipment 
must consume not more than 660 
watts except that special permission 
may be given for the use of equip- 
ment consuming more than 660 
watts where such equipment is in- 
stalled under a permit and in ac- 
cordance with Chapter XXIV, Arti- 
cle I, of The Chicago' Code of 1911. 

Section 4. Arc lamps must be 
constructed in accordance with the 
rules and requirements of the De- 
partment of Gas and Electricity 
governing the construction of arc 
lamps for use with standard motion- 
picture machines, and incandescent 
lamps must be suitably enclosed. In 
either case the enclosure must be 



so ventilated oi* guarded that no 
outside exposed surfaces will attain 
a temperature exceeding 250 de- 
grees F. under conditions of con- 
tinuous service. 

Section 5. Rheostats, transform- 
ers, switches and other similar cur- 
rent-controlling devices must be at- 
tached to and form a part of the 
machine, must have no live parts 
exposed, and must comply with the 
rules and requirements of the De- 
partment of Gas and Electricity. 

Section 6. Films must be of an 
approved slow-burning type having 
a permanent distinctive marker. 

Section 7. Machines must be so 
constructed that they can only be 
used with films of special width, 
films with special perforations or 
films of other soecial construction 
or design, approved by the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity. 

Section 8. Machines must be 
marked with the name or trade- 
mark of the maker, and with the 
voltage in current rating for which 
they are designed, and be plainly 
marked, "For use with slow-burn- 
ing films only". 

Section 9. No person shall ex- 
hibit or operate any motion-picture 
machine approved under the pro- 
visions of this ordinance until he 
has received a license so to do from 
the Commissioner of Gas and Elec- 
tricity. No such license shall be 
granted until the applicant has 
passed an examination proving him 
to be skilled in the working of the 
mechanical and electrical apparatus 
or devices used in, or connected 
with, the motion-picture machine 
hereinbefore defined; and no person 
under twenty-one (21) years of age 
shall be eligible for such examina- 
tion. The fee for the examination 
shall be one dollar and shall accom- 
pany the application for license. The 
license shall be for the term of one 
year from the date thereof, but may 
be renewed yearly without exam- 
ination by the Commissioner of Gas 
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one dollar. The operation of a mo- 
tion-picture machine approved un- 
der the terms of this ordinance shall 
not be construed as providing the 
experience necessary to qualify for 
examination as a motion-picture 
operator under the terms of Section 
1612 of The Chicago Code of 1911 as 
amended. 

Section 10. Any person using in- 
flammable film on a motion-picture 
machine constructed and approved 
under the terms of this ordinance 
or violating any of the provisions 
of this ordinance or failing to com- 
ply with the same shall be fined not 
less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor 
more than two hundred dollars 
($200.00) for each and every of- 
fense, and each day's violation here- 
of shall be considered a separate of- 
fense. 

Section 11. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage and due publica- 
tion. 



Philip J. Boiler: Construction of 
Frame Shed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an order directing that 
Philip J. Boiler be permitted to 
construct a frame shed, at 2220 
Milwaukee avenue, deferred and 
published January 19, 1916, page 
2910. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

y^a5_Ck),i^rii]jii^ Kcnna, Norris, 
Del'riesl. Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Ilickey, Martin, Nanco, McCormick, 
Kimball, Morriani, Cross, Tyden, 
lilock, Van(i<M-bilt, McNichols. Klaus, 
I'ottknske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kernor, 
Anderson, Smith. Lawlcy. Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski. /wiefka. Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 



Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace-, Haderlein, 
Gnadt; Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O^Toole, Wnci. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 63. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings be and he is hereby 
directed to allow Philip J. Boiler 
to erect a frame shed on the rear 
of premises known as 2220 Milwau- 
kee avenue, and south of the ele- 
vated road. 



Adam Chisla: Maintenance of Base- 
ment Flat. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an order directing that 
Adam Chisla be permitted to main- 
tain and occupy flat in basement 
of building at 2646 South Troy 
street, deferred and published 
January 19, 1916, page 2910. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and tg pass the sub- 
stitute order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said 
substitute order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, M.artin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden,- 
IMock, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pottkoskc, Cullcrton, Mulac, Kernor, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka. Sitts, Hoaly, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
(ihadt. Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toolc, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher. Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch. Janke — 63. 

Nays — None. 



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The following is said order as 

passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and 
they are hereby directed to allow 
Adam Ghisla to maintain and oc- 
cupy the four-room flat as now 
constructed in the building at 2646 
South Troy street, provided that 
the windows opening onto the six- 
inch space shall be made legal size 
within six months. 



Joseph N. Eisendrath Co.: Addition 
to Building. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an order directing issuance 
of a permit to Joseph N. Eisendrath 
Company to construct an addition 
to building at the northeast corner 
lOf Elston land Armitage avenues, 
deferred and published January 19, 
1916, page 2911. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
m follows: 

^ Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
IHickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
iKimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden,' 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNicbols, Klaus, 
Pettkoskei, GuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace', Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 63. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
3assed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
)f Buildings and the Commissioner 



of Health be and they are hereby 
directed to issue a permit to the 
Joseph N. Eisendrath Co. for an 
addition to their existing building 
located at the northeast corner of 
Elston and Armitage avenues, said 
addition to be six stories high, 22 
feet wide and 100 feet long, and in 
accordance with plans now on file 
in the oiTice of the Commissioner of 
Buildings. 



Walter G. Moorhead: Construction 
of Garage. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings • and City 
Hall on an order directing issuance 
of a permit to Walter G. Moorhead 
to construct a garage at rear of 
premises known as 1133 Foster 
lavenue, deferred and published 
January 19, 1916, page 2911. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — ^Goughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vs^nderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, GuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings and the Commissioner 
of Health be and they are hereby 
directed to issue a permit for the 
erection of a garage building con-/ 



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sisting of seven private apartments 
in the rear of 1133 Foster avenue 
to Walter G. Moorhead, said garage 
building being located within two 
hundred feet of a public school. 

H. B. Smit: Frame Addition to 
Building. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an order directing that H. 
B. Smit be permitted to construct 
a frame addition to building at 
9035 Commercial avenue, deferred 
and published January 16, 1916, 
page 2911. 

The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the sub- 
stitute -order submitted therewith. 
The motion prevailed and said 
substitute order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 

DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 

Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 

Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 

Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 

Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 

Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 

Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 

Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 

Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 

Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlem, 

Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 

Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 

McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 

J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 

Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 

Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
are hereby directed to allow H. B. 
Smit to erect a frame addition to 
the building at 9035 Commercial 
avenue, provided that the water 
closet under the stairs on the first 
stx)ry shall have a window cut 
through the wall of the building; 
that t;ho new bathroom shall be so 



arranged as not to sacrifice space 
required for a legal bedroom in the 
middle of the building; and that the 
rear bedroom in the aittie shaU be 
enlarged to «a legal size. 



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Joseph Sorak: Construction of 
Frame Addition. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an order directing that 
Joseph Sorak be permitted to con- 
struct a frame addition to building 
at 8910 The Strand, deferred and 
published January 19, 1916, page 
2912. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the sub- 
stitute order submitted therewith. 
The motion prevailed and said 
substitute order was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

yecis_.Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, M^artin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szvmkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, MiUer, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, . Haderlem. 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitam, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, 0;Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Yearns, Rea, 
Fisher Michaelson, Buck, liiana, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 63. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and 
they are hereby directed to allow 
Joseph Sorak to erect a frame ad- 
dition to the building at 8910 The 
Strand, according to plans on lue 
in the omce of the Commissioner 
of Buildings, provider! that all tlie 
windows shall be made legal size. 




January 24, 1916. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



3037 



A. J. Tischer: Roof Line. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Buildings and City 
Hall on an order directing that A. 
J. Tischer he permitted to conform 
roof line of building at 2409 Moffat 

, street to plans on file, deferred and 
published January 19, 1916, page 

1 2912. 

The motion prevailed. 

I Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
I said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
I as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, M.artin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez! 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm'. 
J._ Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke— 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
are hereby directed to permit A. J. 
Tischer to conform the roof line of 
the building located on premises 
known as 2409 Moffat street, as per 
plans now on file in the office of the 
Building Commissioner. 



Aid. Otto Kerner: Investigation of 

Charges Made by Civil Service 

Commission. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch moved to 
proceed to consideration of the ret- 
,port of the Committee on Schiools, 
Fire, Police and Civil Service on a 
communication from Aid. Otto Ker- 



ner concerning certain charges pre- 
ferred against him by the Civil 
Service Commission, deferred and 
published January 19, 1916, page 
2913. 

The miotion prevailed. 

Aid. Thos. J. Lynch moved to con- 
cur in said report. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas 
and nays as follows (Aid. Kerner 
being excused from voting thereon) : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, M,artin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, An- 
derson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Capitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 62. 

Nays — None. 



Manure: Permitting Removal With- 
out License So To Do. 

Aid. Nance moved to proceed toi 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Health on an ordi- 
nance amending The Chicagoi Code 
of 1911, in reference tO' the removal 
and disposal of manure, deferred 
and published January 10, 1916, 
page 2822. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Nance moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the sub- 
stitute ordinance submitted there- 
with [printed in Pamphlet No. 501]. 

The miotion prevailed and said 
substitute O'rdinance was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna,"* Norris, 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball. Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 



3038 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



January 24, 1916. 



Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, . Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gaipitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 63. 

Nays — None. 

The' following is said ocdinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Sections 1009 
and 1010 of The Chicago Code of 
1911 be and the same are hereby 
amended to read respectively as 
follows : 

"Section 1009. Defined.) The 
Mayor shall from time to time, 
and upon application, approved 
by the Commissioner of Health, 
grant a license to any person or 
corporation to remove and dis- 
pose of in the manner herein- 
after stated, offal, table refuse or 
animal and vegetable matter usu- 
ally known as garbage, from 
hotels, restaurants, cafes, board- 
ing houses and other places not 
otherwise provided for by the 
city; or for the removal and dis^ 
posal of manure, swill or any 
> animal or vegetable refuse and 
wastes, including decaying animal 
matter and fish from commis- 
sion houses and other places 
where such decaying animal mat- 
ter and fish may accumulate, 
provided however that a license 
shall not be required of any per- 
son, firm or corporation for the 
removing of manure from his or 
their own premises. 

"Section 1010. License.) No 
person or corporation shall be 
permitted to remove and dispose 
of swill, ofTal, table refuse, usu- 
ally known as garbage, or any 
other matter described in Section 
1000 without, first having obtained 
a license so to do under a penalty 



of not less than twenty-five dol- 
lars for each offense; provided, 
that any person desiring to 
gather, remove and dispose of 
garbage, decaying animal matter ■■ 
and fish, swill or other animal or 
vegetable refuse and wastes from 
his own premises without the aid 
of such licensed private scaven- 
ger may do so upon the written 
permission of the Commissioner 
of Health, and then only in the 
manner specified in such permit." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
be in force and effect from and 
after its passage and due publica- 
tion. 



Renewals of Licenses of Under- 
takers in Business Prior to 
July 1, 1905. 

Aid. Nance moved to proceed to 
consideration of the report of the 
Committee on Health on an ordi- 
nance amending Section 1237 of The 
Chicago Code of 1911, concerning 
renewals lof licenses of undertakers 
in business prior to July 1, 1905," 
deferred and published January 19, 
1916, page 2914. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Nance moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the substi- 
tute ordinance submitted therewith 
[printed in Pamphlet No. 508]. 

The motion prevailed and said 
substitute ordinance was passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, . 
DePriest, Stern, Werner, Richert, | 
Hickey, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross. Tydon, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, I 
Pettkoske, GuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, | 
Anderson, Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, n 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, Wm. 
J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 



January 24, 1916. 



MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 



3039 



Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Janke — 63. 
Nays — None. 

The ifollowing is said ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 1237 of 
The Chicago Code of 1911, as 
amended February 24, 1913, be 
and the same is hereby further 
amended as follows: By striking 
out the period after the word 
"with" in the thirty-first line from 
the top, left-hand column, of the 
Journal of said date, and substitut- 
ing a semicolon in lieu thereof, and 
inserting: "Provided, that in all 
cases of undertakers who were reg- 
ularly licensed as undertakers in 
the City of Chicago prior to the 
passage of a State Law approved 
May i3, 1905, in force July 4, 1903, 
Revised Statutes, Chapter 126 A, 
providing for a system of Examina- 
tion, Registration and Licensing of 
Embalmers, etc., the same may he 
renewed each year without the 
presentation of a State Embalmer's 
license or card." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 



be in force and effect from and after 
its passage. 



MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 



Special Order of Business. 

Aid. Gapitain moved that con- 
sideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Local Transportation, 
deferred and published January 19, 
1916, page 2905, in the matter of 
the appointment of Messrs. Parsons, 
Ridgway and Arnold as a commis- 
sion of engineers to study local 
transportation conditions, be made a 
special order of business at 4:00 
o'clock P. M., at the regular meeting 
of the Council to be held on Janu- 
ary 31, 1916. 

The motion prevailed. 



Adjournment. 

Aid. Utpatel moved that the 
Council do now adjourn. 

The' motion prevailed and the 
Council stood adjourned to meet on 
Monday, January 31, 1916, at 4:00 
o'clock P. M. 





CITY CLERK 



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COPY 



JOURNAIi 

OF THE 

PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

CITY OOUNOIL 

OF THE 

CITY OF CHICAGO. ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Monday, January 31, 1916 
4:00 O'CLOCK P. M. 

(Council Chamber, City Hall.) 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 



Present — Hon. Wm. Hale Thomp- 
son, Mayor, and Aid. Coughlin, 
Kenna, Norris, DePriest, Stern, 
Werner, Richert, Hickey, Doyle, 
Martin, Nance, McGormick, Kim- 
ball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, Block, 
Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, Pett- 
koske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Geiger, Bauler, Ellison, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, Pretzel, 
Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, McDermott, Hrubec, O'Toole, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, 
Fisher, Michaelson, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha, Thos. J. Lynch and Janke. 

Absent — Aid. Walkowiak. 



Call to Order. 

At 4:00 o'clock P. M. (the hour 
appointed for the meeting), the 
Mayor called the €ouncil to order. 



Quorum. 

The Clerk called the roll of mem- 
bers, and there was found to be 
A quorum present. 

JOURNAL. 

Aid. Healy moved to correct the 
printed record of the Proceedings 
of the regular meeting held Mon- 
day, January 24, 1916, at 7:30 
o'clock P. M., as submitted by the 
Glerk, by striking out all language 
occurring in the eighth, ninth and 
tenth lines from the bottom of the 



3041 



3042 



SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS. January 31, 1916. 



page in the left-hand column of 
page 2984 of said record, and by- 
inserting in lieu thereof the fol- 
lowing : 

"On Jarvis avenue at 230 
feet west of the west line 

of Greenview avenue 11.0". 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to approve said 
printed record, as corrected, as the 
Journal of the Proceedings of said 
meeting, and to dispense with the 
reading of same. 

The motion prevailed. 



Study of Local Transportation Con- 
ditions: Contract with Messrs. 
Arnold, Parsons and 
Ridgway. 

Aid. Capitain moved to proceed 
to consideration of the report of 
the Committee on Local Transpor- 
tation in the matter of contract 
with competent engineers to in- 
vestigate, study and report on 
local transportation conditions, de- 
ferred and published January 19, 
1916, page 2905, and made a special 
order of business (January 24, 
1916, page 3939) for 4:00 o'clock 
P. M. at the regular meeting to be 
held Monday, January 31, 1916. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Capitain moved to concur in 
said report and to pass the ordi- 
nance submitted therewith [printed 
in Pamphlet No. 513]. 

Aid. Block presented the follow- 
ing amendment to said ordinance: 

Amend an ordinance printed in 
Pamphlet No. 513 by inserting 
after the word "Ridgway", which 
appears on page No. 2, Sec. No. 1, 
left-hand column, and in the 11th 
line thereof, the following: 

"designating the said Parsons 
as Chairman of the said Com- 
mission,". 

Aid. Block moved to adopt the 
foregoing amendment. 



Aid. Capitain moved to lay said 
amendment on the table. 

The motion to lay on the table 
was lost, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Stern, Werner, Richert, 
Nance, Kimball, Merriam, Vander- 
bilt, Kerner, Ray, Smith, Rodriguez, 
Sitts, Healy, Murray, Krause, Gei- 
ger, Kjellander, Link, Capitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Kennedy, Dempsey, 
Littler, Fisher, Buck, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 27. 

jSfays — Coughlin, Kenna, Norris, 
DePriest, Hickey, Doyle, Martin, 
McCormick,. Cross, Tyden, Block, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Anderson, Lawley, 
Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, 
Bowler, Powers, Fick, Miller, Bauler, 
Ellison, Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, 
Watson, McDermott, Hrubec, 
O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Michaelson, Toman, 
Blaha, Janke — 42. 

The question being put on the 
motion to adopt said amendment, 
the motion prevailed. 

Aid. Block presented the follow- 
ing amendment to said ordinance : 

Amend an ordinance printed in 
Pamphlet No. 513, by inserting 
after the words, "December 20, 
1915", which appear on page No. 5, 
right-hand column, in the 25th and 
26th lines thereof, the following: 

"that the said parties of the first 
part, or any or either of them, will 
not, during the life of this Com- 
mission, accept any compensation 
for services, other than that set 
forth in this agreement, from any 
public utility corporation operating 
in the City of Chicago or from the 
City of Chicago or from both of 
them;". 

Aid. Block moved to adopt the 
foregoing amendment. 

Aid. Capitain moved to lay said 
amendment on the table. 

The motion to lay on the table 



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SPECIAL ORDER OP BUSINESS. 



3043 



prevailed, by yeas and' nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Norris, DePriest, 
Stern, Werner, Richert, Doyle, Mar- 
tin, Nance, McCormick, Cross, Van- 
derbilt, Cullerton, Ray, Smith, Law- 
ley, Sitts, Healy, Murray, Powers, 
Fick, Miller, Bauler, Ellison, Kj el- 
lander, Wallace, Gnadt, Link, Capi- 
tain, Pretzel, Lipips', Dempsey, Litt- 
ler, McDermott, Hrubec, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Rea, Fisher, Mi- 
ohaelson, Thos. J. Lynch, Janke^ — 42. 

Nays — Hickey, Kimball, Merriam, 
Tyden, Block, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Mulac, Kerne r, Anderson, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Krause, Haderlein, Wat- 
son, Kennedy, Kearns, Buck, Toman, 
Blaha— 23. 

The question being puit on the 
passage of said ordinance as amend- 
ed, the motion prevailed and said 
ordinance as amended was passed, 
by yeas and mays as follows: 

I Yeas — Coughlin Norris, DePriest, 
I Stern, Werner, Richert, Hickey, 
Doyle, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Cross, Tyden, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus, Pettkoske, Culler- 
ton, Muliac, Anderson, Smith, Law- 
ley, Utpatel, Szymkowski, Zwiefka, 
Sitts, Healy, Murray, Powers, Fick, 
Miller, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellandeir, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Dempsey, 
Littler, McDermott, Hrubec, Wm. J. 
Lynch, Bergen, Kearns, Rea, Fisher, 
Michaelson, Buck, Toman, Blaha, 
Thos. J. Lynch, Jianke — 57. 

Nays — Merriam, Blook, Kerner, 
Ray, Rodriguez, Krause, Watson, 
Kennedy — 8. 

The 'following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Committee 
on Local Transportation of the City 
Council by and through its Chair- 
man, duly authorized therefor, be 
and it is ihereby authorized and em- 



powered to make and execute the 
contract in manner and form as 
hereinafter set forth for and on 
behalf of the City of Chicago with 
Bion J. Arnold, William Barclay 
Parsons and Robert Ridgway, desig- 
nating the said Parsons as Chair- 
man of the siaid Commission, for 
the Uiseig and purposes asi the same 
are set forth in an ordinance en- 
titled, "An ordinance aulthorizing 
the appointment of a Commission of 
Engineers to investigate, study and 
report on local transportation con- 
ditions," passed by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago, December 
20, 1915, as the same appears at 
pages 2675 to 2677 inclusive, of the 
printed Council Journal of said last 
mentioned date, which said last 
mentioned ordinance is recited in 
full as a part of said contract here- 
inafter set forth in Section 2 of this 
ordinance. 

Section 2. The form of said con- 
tract shall be in sentences, words, 
letters and figures as follows: 

"This agreement made this 

day of A. D., 

1916, by and (between Bion J. 
Arnold of the City of Chicago, 
William Barclay Parsons of the 
City of New York, and Robert 
Ridgway of the City of New York, 
parties of the first part, and the 
City of Chicago, a -municipal cor- 
poration, party of the second part, 
witnesseth, that, 

"Whereas, The €ity Council of 
the City of Chic'ago, did on De- 
cember 20, 1915, pass a certain 
ordinance entitled, "An ordinance 
authorizing the appointment of a 
Commission of Engineers to in- 
vestigate, study and report on 
local transportation conditions/' 
which said ordinance is now in 
full force and effect and which 
appears on pages 2675 to 2677 in- 
clusive in the printed Journal of 
the Proceedings 'of the City 
Council of said last mentioned 
date, in sontences, words, letters 
and figures as follows, to wit: 



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SPECIAL ORDER OF 



BUSINESS. 



January 31, 1916. 



'an ordinance 



'Authorizing the appointment of 
a Commission of Engineers to 
investigate, study and report on 
local transportation conditions. 
'Be it ordained by the City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Com- 
mittee on Local Transportation 
of the City Council he' and it is 
hereby authorized and empow- 
ered to make and execute a con- 
tract or contracts, (subject to 
ratification by the City Council 
by ordinance) for and on be- 
half of the City of Chicago with 
three engineers qualified io 
perform the' duties herein pre- 
scribed for them, at least one 
of whom shall have experience 
and knowledge fitting him to 
pass upon questions of valua- 
tion of local transportation 
properties, who shall form a 
ciommission for the investiga- 
tion of local transportation con- 
ditions and who shall render 
such services in the way of pro- 
,curing information, furnishing 
estimates and plans, making 
reports and recommendations, 
and advising and assisting the 
said Committee on Local Trans- 
portation within the scope of 
its functions as it may direct 
along the general lines indi- 
cated herein. The said Com- 
mittee on Local Transporta- 
tion shall proceed in such man- 
ner and use such means as it 
deems proper in order to se- 
cure for this purpose three 
engineers of the highest stand- 
ing in their profession who have 
had the best possible experi- 
ence in the line of transporta- 
tion work tending to fit them 
for solving the questions con- 
nootod with the local transpor- 
tation situation, one of whom 
shall be a resident of Chicago 
and Uiorouphly familiar with 
local transporlnlion conditions 
tlirrcin, and tlii^ ol.hor two shall 



be thoroughly familiar with 
local transportation conditions 
in eiither the city of New 
York, the city of Phila- 
delphia or the city of Bos- 
ton. Separate contracts may 
be entered into with the said 
engineers, and the compensa- 
tion, which is to be determined 
by the said Committee, may 
vary as to the- three to be 
named, but they shall be ap- 
pointed for terms of equal dur- 
ation, if lappointed at the same 
time, or, if not appointed at the 
same time, they shall be ap- 
pointed for terms which expire 
simultaneously. Such terms 
shall expire April 1, 1916; pro- 
vided that the same may be 
extended not to exceed the 
fiscal year 1916, if the said 
Committee on Local Transpor- 
, tation shall see fit to extend 
them. 

'Sedtion 2. The Commissioners 
shall investigate and report 
upon the problem of obtaining 
improved transportation facili- 
ties for the City of Chicago 
through the unified operation as 
a single system of the existing 
surface and elevated railroads 
and the construction of sub- 
ways, to be used as an integral 
part of such system or in any 
other appropriate manner; and 
they shall consider fully the 
financial, economic and en- 
gineering aspects of the prob- 
lem, having in mind the present 
and future transportation 
needs of the City. They shall 
prepare and recommend to said 
Local Transportation Commit- 
tee a concrete plan which they 
shall deem for the best inter- 
ests of the City and its people 
and fair and just to the com- 
panies owning said existing 
railroads covering and provid- 
ing for such unification and for 
initial subways to be used as 
a piart of the unified system. 
The plan shall include the lo- 



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SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS. 



3045 



cation, size, general character 
and use of the initial subways 
and a general estimatei of the 
cost thereof (but nqt detailed 
plans and specifications there- 
for), and shall include and 
provide for all matters relating 
to the application of earnings 
of the unified system, connec- 
tions, transfer, extensions and 
the co-ordination of operation 
between surface and elevated 
lines, and any other proposi- 
tion recommended by them 
shall be submitted in concrete 
form. In working out the plan 
the Commissioners shall accept 
the valuations of the respec- 
tive surface lines as established 
under existing city ordinances, 
but such acceptance of said 
valuations shall be without 
prejudice to any existing mat- 
ters of accounting now in dis- 
pute between the City of Chi- 
/cago and the surf ace street 
railway companies, and if it is 
necessary for their purpose to 
place a valuation upon the 
properties of the elevated rail- 
road companies they shall 
value those properties as they 
may deem fair and just and in 
accordance with isioumd engi- 
neeiring practice. The Commis- 
sioners shall complete their 
work on or before April 1, 
1916, and shall by that date 
submit to the City Council a 
full report thereof and of the 
plan recommended and the re- 
sults that may be expected 
both to the companies and to 
the City through the carrying 
out of such plan. In prepar- 
ing their plan the Commis- 
sioners may confer with any 
transportation companies and 
all branches of the city govern- 
ment for the purpose of ob- 
taining information and of se- 
curing their co-operation and 
assistance in working out the 
plan and for the purpose of 



obtaining their concurrence so 
far as possible in the plan. 

'Section 3. The said Com- 
missioners on Traction, Con- 
solidation and Subways, in 
preparing and submitting their 
report, findings, plans and 
recommendations pursuant to 
the foregoing authority, shall 
provide for and include, so far 
as may be practicable, the fol- 
lowing : 

*1. Unified operation of 
surface and elevated lines. 

'2. A valuation of the ele- 
vated properties, using, so far 
as possible, information in- 
volved in any previous valua- 
tion or former investigation. 

'3. The location and general 
plan — but not detailed specifi- 
cations — for the construction 
of a subway system to be op- 
erated in connection with the 
surface and elevated lines, or 
either or both. This subway 
system shall be designed to re- 
lieve congestion where addition- 
al trJansportation facilities 
other than subways cannot be 
had, and to remove obisltructions 
to transportation routes, such 
as the river on Ashland avenue-, 
Robey street, and other places. 
Such subways shall be so de- 
signed that they may be ex- 
tended from time to time to 
meet the City's growth and de- 
velopment and ultimately to 
form la comprehensive system. 

'4. The points and manner 
of connection between subway 
and tihe surface and elevated 
lines, and the general principles 
to be followed in unified opera- 
tion. 

'5. A universal system of 
transfers covering transfer 
points and the general princi- 
ples governing the use of trans- 
fers. 

'6. Provisions for necessary 
extensions of elevated lines so 



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January 31, 1916. 



as to meet, so far as possible, 
the rapid transit needs of the 
City by extension of the ele- 
vated lines rather than by sub- 
ways. 

*7. A financial plan based 
upon the present valuation of 
the surface lines and the valu- 
ation to be made of the ele- 
vated lines; also covering the 
additional capital, if any, re- 
quired from the companies for 
subwiay purposes and for the 
extension of the elevated lines. 
'8. The consideration of 
suggestions and recommenda- 
tions for improved service by 
the Committee on Local Trans- 
portation and such other re- 
commendations in concrete 
form as the Commission con- 
siders desirable to submit in 
.connection with their report. 

'9. A report on the benefits 
to be derived by the public by 
reason of unifying the traction 
systems— including the building 
of subways and the extension of 
elevated lines. 

'Section 4. The compensa- 
tion of the members of said 
Commission and the appropri- 
ate expenses for same and for 
any report or reports made by 
same, including the printing 
and circulation of such reports, 
Shall be paid out of appropria- 
tions now made or hereafter to 
be made for purposes of street 
railway construction and 
drawn from the deposits made 
by the Chicago City Railway 
Company and the Chicago Rail- 
ways Company under the terms 
of their respective ordinances, 
passed on February 11, 1907, 
being those deposits commonly 
known as the traction fund. 

'Section 5. This ordinance 
shall lake cfTcct and be in force 
from and 'after its passage and 
duo publication.'; 
and 



Whereas, The said Committee 
on Local Transportation has ful- 
ly complied in manner and form 
with the terms of said ordinance 
of December 20, 1915, providing 
for the selection of said three en- 
gineers; and 

Whereas, The said Committee 
on Local Transportation, in ac- 
cordance with the terms of said 
ordinance, has selected as such 
engineers, the said Bion J. Arnold, 
an engineer of the City of Chi- 
cago, the said William Barclay 
Parsons, an engineer of the City 
of New York, and the said Robert 
Ridgway, an engineer of the City 
of New York; and. 

Whereas, All of the acts and 
things necessary to be done by 
said Committee on Local Trans- 
portation, before the making and 
execution of said contract, have 
been done; 

Now, therefore, For and in con- 
sideration of the terms and con- 
ditions, expressed and implied, ol 
the said ordinance of December 
20 1915, hereinabove in this con- 
tract set forth in full and made 
a part hereof, and for and m 
consideration of the mutual cov- 
enants and undertakings, here- 
inabove and hereinafter set forth, 
to be made, done and performed 
by the respective^ p'arties; 

It is agreed, That the said par- 
ties of the first part hereby ac- 
cept all of the terms and condi- 
tions, expressed and implied, of 
the said ordinance of December 
20, 1915, and hereby contract and 
undertake to carry out, comply 
with, perform and execute fully 
to the entire satisfaction of the 
said Committee on Locial Trans- 
portation all of the terms, condi- 
tions and undertakings, expressed 
and implied, as set forth and con- 
tained in said ordinance of De- 
cember 20, 1915; that said par- 
ties of the first part, or any or 
either of them, will not assign 
this agreement and that said par- 



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SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS. 



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ties of the first part shall and 
will at once take up the work 
herein provided for and prose- 
cute the same to an early com- 
pletion as provided for in said or- 
dinance of December 20, 1915. 

It is further agreed, That said 
party of the second part, for 
and in consideration of the 
covenants and agreements spec- 
ified to be kept and perform- 
ed by said parties of the first 
part, shall become liable to and 
will pay said parties of the first 
part of the cost and expense of the 
necessary organiziation and staff 
for conducting the investigation 
and doing the work, (including 
among other things, rent, print- 
ing, materials, supplies, assist- 
ance and labor, etc.,) which may 
be necessary or appropriate to 
comply with the terms and con- 
ditions of said ordinance of De- 
cember 20, 1915, and the irequire- 
ments of this contiiact, and in ad- 
dition thereto, as the work pro- 
gresses, will further pay to each 
of said parties of the first part 
the sum of Thirty Thousand Dol- 
lars ($30,000.00) ; but said party 
of the second part shall not be- 
come liable for and shall not pay 
the personal expenses of said 
parties of the first part; that each 
of said parties of the first part 
shall be paid Five Thousand Dol- 
lars ($5,000.00) per month from 
and after date of the execution 
of this contract until April 1, 
1916, or until said parties of the 
first part under authorized exten- 
sions hereof have each been paid 
the sum of Twenty Thousand 
($20,000.00) Dollars, and that the 
remainder of the siaid sum of 
Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,- 
000.00), hereinbefore provided to 
be paid to each of said parties of 
the first part, shall not be paid 
until said parties of the first part 
have rendered their report or re- 
ports as provided for in said or- 
dinance of December 20, 1915; 



that said parties of the first part 
shall render and certify to item- 
ized bills, signed by each of them, 
from time to time, but not oftener 
than twice a month, for the cost 
and expense of producing and 
completing said report or re- 
ports provided for in said ordi- 
nance of December 20, 1915. 

It is further agreed, That this 
contract shall not be binding 
upon the City of Chicago until 
the same has been duly executed; 
thiat no payment shall be made on 
this contract for any work not 
herein specified, that nothing 
done or implied shall render the 
party of the second part liable 
for the expenditure of any money 
over and above the items speci- 
fied herein, nor isihall said second 
parity, nor any of its oifioers ot 
agents, become liable to said piar- 
ties of the first part for any ex- 
tra sum of money whatever, other 
than thie regular specified items 
herein provided, nor for any ad- 
ditional 'extra services or ex- 
penses of any kind or nature, 
rendered or expended by said 
parties of the first parft or their 
agents, except upon the ordi- 
nance or order of the City Council 
of the City of Chicago duly 
passed; 

Under and by virtue of this 
agreement, the right is hereby re- 
served to the said Commititee on 
Loical Transportation to decide 
finally all questions arising as to 
the proper performance of this 
contract and as to the construc- 
tion and interpretation thereof, 
and no money shall become due 
or payable under thisi contract 
until the said Committee on Local 
Transportation, by and through 
its Chairman duly authorized 
therefor, shall have determined 
or certified that the ^aid parties 
of the first part or either of them 
are entitled to such payment and 
all moneys paid out under this 
contract shall be paid by the City 



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Comptroller upon the requisition 
of the Chairman of said Commit- 
tee on Local Transportation, who 
shall have been duly authorized 
therefor by said Committee This 
contact shall be executed m 
triplicate; it shall be executed 
for and on behalf of the party 
of the second part by the Chair- 
man of the Committee on Local 
Transportation, after being duly 
authorized therefor by said Com- 
mittee, and shall be approved by 
the Mayor and countersigned by 
the City Comptroller; one origi- 
nal copy so executed shall be- 
filed with and kept by the Chair- 
man of said Committee on Local 
Transportation, one shall be filed 
in the office of the City Comp- 
troller, and the third shall be 
given to the said parties of the 
first part. 

In Witness Whereof, The par- 
ties of me first part have hereun- 
to set their hands and seals and 
the k)arty of the second part haiS 
caused these presents to be 
signed by its Chairman of the 
Local Transportation Committee 
and approved by its Mayor and 
countersigned by its City Comp- 
troller the day and year first 
written above. 

..(Seal) 

(Seal) 

(Seal) 

■ Parties of the First Part. 



Section 3. This ordinance shall 
be in force and effect from and 
after its passage and due publica- 
tion. 



City op Chicago, 



By 



Chairman of Committee Local 
Transportation. 

Party of the Second Part. 

Approved : 



Mayor. 



Communications from the Mayor, 
City Clerk, City Comptroller, Com- 
missioner of Public Works and 
other City Officers, Departments 
and Branches of the City Govern- 
ment. 

Report of Releases from House of 
Correction. 

The Clerk presented a report sub- 
mitted by His Honor the Mayor 
containing a list of the names of 
persons released by him from the 
House of Correction during the two 
weeks ended January 29, 1916, to- 
gether with the cause of each re- 
lease, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 

Veto: Ordinance for CentraUzing 

Work of Approval of Buildmg 

Plans. 

also, 
The following veto message : 

Office of the Mayor,| 
Chicago, January 31, 1916.J 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen— I return herewith 
without my approval an ordinance 
passed by your Honorable Body at 
the last regular meeting, and pub- 
lished on pages 3030-3032 regard- 
ing the approval of plans for build- 
ings, for the reasons set forth in ine 
attached communication from Uie 
Chief of the Fire Prevention Bu- 
reau and the Fire Marshal. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor* 



Countersigned: 



City Comptroller. 



The following communication wM 
submitted with the foregomg veto 
message : 



January 31, 1916. 



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Department of Fire, 
Bureau of Fire Prevention andI 
Public Safety, I 

Chicago, January 28, 1916.J 
Eon. William Hale Thompson, 
Mayor: 

Dear Sir — Referring to an ordi- 
nance regarding the "Approval of 
Plans for Buildings", passed by the 
City Council January 24, 1916, ap- 
pearing of record on pages 3030-32 
of said Proceedings, which ordi- 
nance provides among other things 
paragraph "b", thirteenth line, page 
3031, as follows: 

"They (plans and drawings) 
shall also be presented to the 
Fire Marshal for approval as to 
S'tandpipes and all firefighting 
apparatus, where same are re- 
quired." 

At the time of the creation of the 
Bureau of Fire Prevention and Pub- 
lic Safety it was intended that the 
Fire Marshal should be relieved of 
all matters of inspection, approval 
of plans, etc., and that this work 
should be taken care of by this Bu- 
reau. 

Therefore, inasmuch as the ordi- 
nance referred to and passed at the 
last meeting of the City Council 
would also require the approval of 
plans by both the Fire Marshal and 
the Chief of this Bureau, thereby 
delaying and complicating matters 
unless corrected, I would recom- 
mend that the vote by which the 
said ordinance was passed be recon- 
sidered and that the ordinance be 
referred back to the committee on 
city hall and public buildings in 
order that the Fire Department 
may have an opportunity to appear 
before said Committee and be heard 
in the matter before said ordinance 
finally becomes a law. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) J. C. McDonnell, 

Chief, Bureau of Fire Pre- 
vention and Public Safety. 
Approved : 
(Signed) Thomas O'Connor, 

Fire Marshal. 



Aid. Healy moved to reconsider 
the vote by which said ordinance, 
vetoed by His Honor the Mayor, was 
.passed. 

The motion prdvailed. 

Aid. Healy moved to recommit 
said ordinance to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

The motion prevailed. 

Citizens' Traffic and Safety Commis- 
sion: Appointments. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, 
which was ordered published and 
placed on file : 

Office of the Mayor,| 
Chicago, January 31, 1916.] 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In compliance with 
the provisions of an ordinance 
passed by your Honorable Body, 
December 6, 1915, I have the honor 
to appoint the following as mem- 
bers of the Citizens' Traffic and 
Safety Commission: 

Harry C. Strauss, 2334 South Wa- 
bash avenue; 

W. 0. Duntley, President Chicago 
Automobile Club; 

R. R. McCormick, Chicago Trib- 
une; 

James Barsaloux, 1501 E. 63rd 
street. 

Yours respectfully, 

(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 

James Thompson: Erection of Monu- 
ment by City of Chicago. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, 
which was ordered published and 
referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance : 

Office of the Mayor,") 
Chicago, January 31, 1916.] 
To the Honorable, the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — On visits which I 



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January 31, 1916. 



have made to Southern Illinois, it 
was brought to my attention that 
the mortal remains of the man who 
made the original survey of Chicago 
now lie in an unmarked grave in the 
old cemetery at Preston in Ran- 
dolph County, the first county or- 
ganized in Illinois. 

One hundred years before Fort 
Dearborn was erected at the mouth 
of the Chicago River, a settlement 
named Kaskaskia had been eistab- 
lished at the mouth of the Kas- 
kaskia River. It was from this set- 
tlement, and its Fort Gage as a base, 
that George Rogers Clark, with his 
little band of Virginia troops, dur- 
ing the Revolutionary War, 
snatched the great Northwest Ter- 
ritory from the British and brought 
it into the Union. 

One of 'the men who was active 
in the affairs of Illinois before Chi- 
cago was put upon the map was 
James Thompson, who emigrated to 
this State from South Carolina in 
1814; taught school in Eaiskaskia 
for three years when it was the 
State Capital; was surveyor for the 
United States Government for 
twenty years, during which time he 
surveyed the site of Chicago; com- 
manded a company in Black 
Hawk's War; and rounded out a 
busy and useful life as Probate 
Judge of old Randolph County from 
1831 to' 1848. It apparently has 
been a matter of sheer neglect that 
his grave remains unmarked to this 
day. 

I have heretofore brought this 
matter to the attention of the Chi- 
cago Historical Society with a view 
to having an appropriate monument 
erected to his memory in the little 
cemetery at Preston to mark his 
resting place, but I was informed by 
Mr. Clarence A. Burley, the Presi- 
dent, that the Society has no funds 
which it can use for this laudable 
purpose. 

Tt, would be very appropriate, it 
seems to me, for the great City of 
Chiengo to do honor to the memory 
of the man wlio was associated as 



Mr. Thompson was with its forma- 
tive period. When the City shall 
have become the metropolis of the 
world, it would be a reproach to our 
people if it could be said truthfully 
that we knowingly permitted the 
grave of the man who originally laid 
out Chicago to remain in obscurity. 

Apart from considerations of 
gratitude, it would be worth while 
for Chicago to erect such a monu- 
ment, in order that it may be a 
memorial, not only to the memory 
of James Thompson, but also to the 
historic ties which bind old Ran- 
dolph and Chicago, ties which 
stretch back to the days of Fort 
Gage and Fort Dearborn, and which 
we now desire so much to perpet- 
uate in friendly intercourse and 
commerce. Let us overlook no op- 
portunity to show our desire to pro- 
mote harmony and friendship with 
every portion of our glorious com- 
monwealth — glorious in its history, 
glorious in its men, and glorious in 
its magnificent achievements, 

I recommend the erection of such 
a monument by the City of Chicago, 
and refer the matter to the Coun- 
cil for such action as they deem ad- 
visable. • 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson. 

Mayor. 



CITY CLERK. 

Report of Acceptances and Bonds. 

The City Clerk submitted a re- 
port of acceptances and bonds un- 
der ordinances, filed in his office 
and not previously reported to the 
Council, which was ordered printed 
in the Journal and 

Placed on file. 

Said report reads as follows: 
Office of the City Clerk, | 
Chicago. January. 31, 10l6.( 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and 

City Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with 



January 31, 1916. 



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the provisions of The Chicago Code 
of 1911, I hereby make report of ac- 
ceptances and bonds filed in this 
office: 
j Cook & McLain: Acceptance and 
I bond, ordinance of J^ovember 22, 
1915, pipe under alley; filed J'anu!aG[7 
20, 1916. 

- Arcady Farms Milling Co. : As- 
signment from Hooper Grain Co., 
and bond, ordinance of July 30, 1913, 
switch track; filed January 28, 1916. 
Arcady Farm® Milling Co: As- 
signment from Hooper Grain Co., 
and bond, ordinance of May 24, 1909, 
switch tracks; filed January 28, 1916. 
Union Coal, Lime and Cement Co : 
Assignment from Bryan G. Tighe 
Goal Co., and bond, ordimance of 
December 10, 1915, switch track; 
' filed January 29, 1916. 

Respectfully yours, 
(Signed) John Siman, 

City Clerk. 



j Relief Fund: Jewish War-sufferers. 

ALSO, 

The following proclamation which 
was ordered published and placed 
on file: 

Office of the Mayor,] 
Chicago, January 25, 1916.} 
For the first time in history the 
Jewish people of this country have 
asked the general public for contri- 
butions' for the support of Jewish 
sufferers. The President of the 
United States has issued a procla- 
mation setting forth the need of 
special contributions to the Red 

ross Society for the purpose of 
liding Jewish sufferers in the war 
^ones in Europe. This call is an in- 
iication of the dire need and the 
errible conditions that exist among 
-he millions of Jews in the war- 
stricken countries. 

Therefore, I, Wm. Hale Thomp- 
son, by virtue of the authority in 
me vested, proclaim Thursday, 

anuary 27th, as la day upon which 



the citizens of Chicago are requested 
and urged to make generous contri- 
butions through the Red Cross for 
the purpose of adding to the fund 
that is being raised to alleviate the 
sufferings of these people. I ask 
that those citizens of our city who 
have been blessed during the past 
year and who are enjoying the pros- 
perity and blessings of peace con- 
tribute as liberally as their means 
will permit. 

Contributions sent to this office 
will be forwarded to the Red Cross 
for distribution. 
(Signed) Wm. Hale Thompson, 

Mayor. 



Municipal Pension Fund: Semi- 
annual Report of Trustees. 

ALSO, 

A report, submitted by the Board 
of Trustees of the Municipal Pen- 
sion Fund, of receipts and dis- 
bufrsements of said fund for the 
semi-annual period ended Decem- 
ber 31, 1915, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



Fenders for Motor Vehicle Trucks: 
Results of Tests. 

ALSO, 

A communication from the Auto- 
matic Fender Manufacturing Com- 
pany in reference to the failure of 
the General Superintendent of Po- 
lice to approve certain types of fen- 
ders for motor vehicle trucks, which 
was 

Refetrred to the Copcimittee on Ju- 
diciary. 



Vacation of Alley: In Block Bounded 

by Drexel av., Maryland av., E. 

63rd pi. and E. 63rd st. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance providing for the 
vacation of part of the east-and- 
we-st alley in the block bounded by 



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January 31, 1916. 



Drexel avenue, Maryland avenue, 
East 63rd place and East 63rd street, 
in Block 1 of Snow 'and Dickinson s 
Subdivision, in William Hale 
Thompson's Addition to Chicago N. 
W %, Section 23-38-14 (Nicholas 
KyriakopoulO'S, beneficiary), which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys. 

Claim: American Posting Service. 

, ALSO, 

A claim of the American Posting 
Service for refunds of permit fees, 
which was ' 

Referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 



CITY COLLECTOR. 

Report Concerning "Bar Permits." 

The Clerk presented a report, 
submitted by the City Collector, con- 
taining a list of persons to whom 
special "bar permits" were issued 
since the last preceding regular 
meeting of the Council, which was 
ordered 

Placed on file. 



DEPARTMENT OF POLICE.* 

Tests of Fenders for Motor Vehicle 

Trucks: Action of General 

Superintendent 

The Clerk presented the follow- 
ing communication submitted by 
the General Superintendent of 
Police, which was referred to the 
Committee on Judiciary: 
Office of the General Super -^ 
intendent op police, j- 

Chicago, January 24, 1916.J 
To the Honorable, the City CounciU 
City of Chicaoo: 

Gentlemen — In regard to Section 
2650 Vj of The City Code, adopted 
June 23, 1913, and amended Octo- 



ber 19, 1914, March 1, 1915, and De- 
cember 10, 1915, and your instruc- 
tions to me of November 1, . 1915 
(Council Proceedings, 1932) and 
January 19, 1916 (Council Proceed- 
ings, page 2892), I beg to re- 
port that I am this day sending to 
each and every fender company, 
participating in the "uniform tests 
contemplated by the ordinance, a 
letter in substance as follows : I 

"Gentlemen — Section 2650 y2 of 1' 
the ordinance of Chicago relating 
to fenders on auto -cars or 
trucks used and operated 'for the 
purpose of conveying therein 
bundles, parcels, baggage ^ or 
wares, merchandise or other sim- 
ilar articles' provides that such 
fenders shall be 'of such design 
las shall meet the requirements 
for uniform tests to be made un- 
der the direction of the clerical 
mechanical and inspection bureau 
of the Department of Police and 
shall be approved as efficient by 
the General Superintendent of 
Police'. 

"The report of this bureau as^ 
to the tests made under its direc- 
tion with respect to your fender 
is on file and you have a copy of 
the same. 

"The Corporation Counsel ad- 
vises me that the ordinance, if 
valid, does not impose on me the 
duty of deciding whether the de- 
sign of your fender meets the re-^ 
quirements for uniform tests 
provided for in the ordinance anc 
therefore I express no opmior 
with respect to such design. 

"But the Corporation Counse 
advises me further that the or- 
dinance, assuming it to be valid 
seems to impose on me the dut: 
of approving or disapproving tn* 
fenders as to efficiency; and 
therefore, I beg to advise yoi 
that I am unable to approve you 
fender as efllcient." 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) C. C. Healey. 

' General Superintendew 



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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC 
WORKS. 

Grades: Sundry Streets (Repeal). 

The Clerk presented the following 
communication submitted by the 
Commissioner of Public Works: 

Department op Public Works/ 
Bureau of Sewers, 
Chicago, January 31, 1916. 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the 
City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith 
a proposed ordinance for the repeal 
of sundry street grades heretofore 
established with the recommenda- 
tion that it be passed at the next 
meeting of the City Council. 

Very respectfully, 
(Signed) W. R. Moorhouse, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
(Signed) William R. Matthews, 

Bench and Grade Engineer. 
(Signed) Geo. E. McGrath, 

Supt., Bureau of Sewers. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of the ordinance sub- 
mitted with the foregoing communi- 
cation. 

Aid. Healy moved to pass said or- 
dinance. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
dinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Norris, DePriest, 
Stern, Werner, Ricihert, Hickey, 
Doyle, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, . Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, CuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Eaderlein, Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, McDermott, Hru- 
bec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 66. 

Nays — None. 



The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

an ordinance 

Repealing such portions of ordi- 
nances heretofore passed as 
establish the grades of sundry 
streets in the City of Chicago. 

Pe it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That any and all 
parts of ordinances heretofore 
passed which establish the grades 
of thci following streets, at the loca- 
tions and at the elevations above 
Chicago City Datum herein indi- 
cated, be and the same are hereby 
repealed : 

Elevations 
(in feet) 

At the intersection of West 
Randolph street and West 
Water street 21.0 

At the intersection of West 
Kinzie street and Milwaukee 
avenue 12.5 

On West Kinzie street 181 feet 
west of northwest corner of 
Kingsbury street 14.0 

On Fulton street 200 feet west 
of North Desplaines street. . 14.0 

On Milwaukee avenue 520 feet 
southeast of north ]ine of 
alley in block 10 in Original 
Town of Chicago 14.0 

At the intersection of Carroll 
aveilue (now vacated) and 
North Clinton street 11.0 

On North Clinton street at 
north curb 4ine of Carroll 
avenue (now' vacated) 11.0 

At the intersection of North 
• Canal street and Carroll 
avenue (now vacated) 11.0 

On North Clinton street 223 
feet north of Fulton street.. 13.0 

On North Clinton street 345 
feet north of Fulton street. 11.0 

On North Clinton street 323 
feet north of Fulton street. 11.0 

On North Canal street 15 feet 
south of Fulton street 12.12 



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Elevations 
(in feet) 

On Fulton street at east curb 

line of North Canal street. . 10.0 
On Fulton street at northwest 
curb corner of North Canal 

street • H-O 

At the southwest corner of 
West Water street and 
West Washington street 

(inside grade) 8.7 

At the intersection of Orleans 
street and West Kinzie 

street • 1^-0 

On Halsted street 120 feet 

north of 39th street 13.0 

At the intersection of Carroll 
avenue and North Halsted 

street 13.0 

On the north curb line of 
West Austin avenue at east 
line of North Union avenue 15.5 
On the south curb line of 
West Austin avenue at east 
line of North Union avenue 16.5 
At northwesi curb corner of 
West Austin avenuei and 

Milwaukee avenue 14.0 

On north curb line of West 
Austin avenue at south- 
westerly line of Milwaukee 

avenue 14.0 

On southwesterly curb line of 
Milwaukee avenue at south 
line of West Austin avenue 16.0 
On south curb line of West 
Austin avenue at south- 
westerly line of Milwaukee! 

avenue 16.0 

On West Aui^tin avenue at 
west line of Milwaukee ave- 
nue 15.0 

On West Grand avenue 80 foot 
west of oontor line of North 
60t,h avenue (now North 

Maynard avenue) 42.5 

On West Grand avenue 1300 
foot west of center lino of 
North 00th avenue (now 
Noith Maynard avenue).... 46.5 
On West Grand avenue 1550 
feet west of (mmiIoi' line of 



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Elevations 
(in feet) 



North 60th avenue (now 

North Maynard avenue) 51.0 

On West Grand avenue 1850 
feet west of center line of 
North 60th avenue (now 
North Maynard avenue) . . . 63.0 
On West Grand avenue 2160 
feet west of center line of 
North 60th avenue (now 
North Maynard avenue) . . . 66.0 
At the intersection of Carroll 
avenue (now vacated) and 

North Desplaines street 13.0 

At the intersection of Fulton 
.street .and Milwaukee ave- 
nue 13.0 

At the intersection of Fulton 
street and North Clinton 

street l^-O 

On Milwaukee avenue at east 

line of North Clinton street 13.0 
On West Randolph street 100 
feet west of west end of 
viaduct over Chicago, Mil- 
waukee & St. Paul Railway. 19.88 
On West Randolph street at 
west end of viaduct over 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. 

Paul Railway 22.48 , 

On West Randolph street, 16 , 
feet east of west end of via- 
duct over Chicago, Milwau- 
kee & St. Paul Railway 22.81 

On West Randolph street, 32 
feet east of west end of via- 
duct over Chicago, Milwau- 
kee & St. Paul Railway 22.98 

On West Randolph street, 48 
feet east of west end of via- 
duct over Chicago; Milwau- 
kee & St. Paul Railway 22.98 

On West Randolph street, 64 
feet east of west end of via- 
duct over Chicago, Milwau- 
kee & St. Paul Railway 22.SI 

On West Randolph street, 80 
feet east of west end of via- 
duct over Chicago. Milwau- 

koe iS: St. Paul Railway 22.4B' 

On West Randolph street at 



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Elevations 
(in feet) 

bridge over river 21.0 

On West Madison street, 137 
feet east of Canal street 
(west end of viaduct) 22.1 

On West Madison street, 228 
feet east of Canal street 
(east end of viaduct) 23.4 

On West Madison street, 272 
feet east of Canal street 
(west end of bridge) 22.0 

On West Madison street lat 
bridge over river 22.5 

At the intersection of West 
Madison street and West 
Water street 22.5 

At the intersection of Milwau- 
kee avenue and North Mor- 
gan street 13.2 

On North Morgan street and 
Milwaukee avenue, 100 feet 
north of Huron street. ...... 13.3 

On North Morgan street at the 
westerly curb line of Mil- 
waukee avenue 13.2 

Dii North Morgan street at 
center line of Milwaukee 
avenue 12.7 

3n Greeley court (vacated) at 
the southwesterly right-of- 
way line of the Chicago & 
Northwestern railway 10.5 

i)n Greeley court (vacated), 
125 feet north of Front street.10.5 

)n West Division street, 15 
feet east of the southeast 
corner of Elston avenue and 
West Division street (west 
end of bridge) 18.9 

>n West Division street, 419 
feet west of North Branch 
street 19.75 

I'n West Division street, 499 
feet west of North Branch 
'Street 20.0 

n West Division street, 579 
feet west of North Branch 
street 19.75 

n West Division street, 
735.75 feet west of North 
Branch street 150 



Elevations 
(in feet) 

On West Division street, 
939.75 feet west of North 
Branoh street 11.59 

At the intersection of North 
Sangamon street and Fry 
street 13.0 

At the intersection of Dix 
street and Fry street 12.0 

At the intersection of North 
GreeH' street and Fry street.. 12.0 

On North Halsted street, 414 
feet south of West Division 
street 12.7 

On North Halsted street, 718 
feet south of West Division 
street 13.0 

On North Halsted street at 
south line of West Division 
street 11.5 

At the intersection of Haines 
street and North Halsted 
street 13,0 

On South State street 300 feet 
south of south line of West 
93rd street 17.5 

On Perry avenue, 300 feet 
south of south line of West 
93rd street 17. 

On West North avenue at west 
line of Cherry avenue 12.0 

On Wentworth avenue, 300 , 
feet south of West 124th st.35.0 

At the intersection of West Di- 
vision street and Clybourn 
avenue 14.5 

At the intersection of West Di- 
vision street and Townsend 
street 14.0 

At the intersection of West Di- 
vision street and Sedgwick 
street 13.4 

At the intersection of West Di- 
vision street and Sedgwick 
court (now Felto.n court) . .13.45 

At the intersection of West 
Kinzie street and Bicker- 
dike street 14.0 

On the south curb line of West 
Division street at -center line 
oif Elston avenue produced 



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Elevations 
(in feet) 

from the north • ^2.2 

On West Division street at 
westerly ourb line of Elston 
avenue produced southeast- 
erly ^^'^ 

On East 40th street, 75 feet 
east of the east line of Cot- 
tage Grove avenue 21.2 

On East 40th street, 150 feet 
east of east line of Cottage 

Grove avenue "0.0 

On East 40th street, 60 feet 
west of the west line of 

Drexel boulevard 19-3 

On Drexel boulevard at the 
intersection of East 40th 

street ^^-^ 

On south curb line of East 
41st street at first alley west 

of Drexel boulevard 18.1 

On North Racine avenue at 
south right-of-way line of 
Chicago & Northwestern 

Railway ^^-^ 

At the intersection of Noble 
street and Fry street (now 

vacated) ^^-^ 

At the intersection of West 
North avenue and Besley 

court v 12.97 

At the intersection of West 
North avenue and Noble 



street 



12.97 



At the intersection of Noble 
street and Keenon street. . .13.0« 

On Wcntworth avenue 400 
feet south of south line of 
West 54th street I'^-S 

On West Division street 939.75 
feet west of North Branch 
street ^^-^^ 

At the intersection of North 
May street and West Kinzie 



sireet 



13.84 



At the intersection of Curtis 
street and West Kinzie 
street ^^-'^^ 

At the intersection of North 
Pnoria street and West 
Kinzie street 13-24 

At the intersection of North 



Elevations 
(in feet) 

Green street and West Kin- 
zie street . .-. l^-l^ 

At the intersection of Curtis 

street and Madison street. . .14.8 
On the northwest corner of 
North Kilpatrick avenue and 

Byron street 32.5 

At the intersection of North - j 

Kilpatrick avenue and By- | 

ron street 32.8 j 

At the intersection of North 
Kilpatrick avenue and Mil- 
waukee avenue 32.9 

On West Division street at 
west line of North Branch 

street ^^'^^ 

On the southeast curb corner 
of North Canal street and 
West Washington boule- 

vard ••^^•^ 

On (Bryan avenue) Jarvis 
.avenue at the northeast and ^ 
southwest right-of-way line 
of Chicago & Evanston Rail- 

road ;-^3.5 . 

On (Bryan avenue) Jarvis 
avenue 50 feet east of Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul 

Railway right-of-way H-o 

On Chase avenue at southwest 
right-of-way line of Chi- 
cago & Evanston Railroad. .11.53 
On Chase avenue at west 
right-of-way line of Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee & St. 
Paul Railway (Evanston ^ 

Branch) 1-" 

On Chase avenue at east 
right-of-way line of Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul 
' Railway (Evanston Branch). U.u 
On Rogers avenue at right- 
of-way line of Chicago & 

Evanston Railroad • • 1*-d 

On (Bryan avenue) Jarvis 
avenue at east right-of-way 
lino of Chicago, Milwaukee 

& St. Paul Railway 12.» 

On Chase avenue at northeast 
and southeast curb corners 
I of the alley along the east - 



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Elevations 
(in feet) 

side of the Chicago, Mil- 
waukee & St. Paul Railway.. 11.2 
On (Bryan avenue) Jarvis 
avenue 195 feet west of 
(Perry street) Greenview 
avenue 11.0 

On north curb line of (Bryan 
avenue) Jarvis avenue 195 
feet west of (Perry street) 
Greenview avenue 11.3 

On South Ashland avenue 271 
feet north of West 31st 
street 12.25 

On South Ashland avenue 453 
feet north of West 31st 
street (subway curb Chi- 
cago & Alton Railway) 7.8 

On South Ashland avenue 567 
feet north of West 31st 
street (subway curb Chi- 
cago & Alton Railway) 7.8 

On South Ashland avenue 746 
feet north of West 31st 
street 12.1 

On South Ashland avenue 
1230 feet north of West 31st 
street 11.25 

On South Ashland avenue 
1300 feet north of West 31st 
street 11.25 

On South Ashland avenue 
1550 feet north of West 31st 
street 11.25 

On South Ashland avenue 
1762 feet north of West 31st 
street 17.7 

On South Ashland avenue 
1909 feet north of West 31st 
street 18.0 

On South Ashland avenue 
2170 feet north of West 31st 
street 15.2 

On South Ashland avenue 
2402 feet north of West 31st 
street 19.8 

On South Ashland avenue 
260 feet north of Canal 
bridge 12.5 

On South Ashland avenue 
at southerly line of Levee 
■street 12.0 



Elevations 
(in feet) 

On South Ashland avenue 
at northerly line of Levee 
street 13.9 

On South Ashland avenue 
696 feet north of north line 
of Levee street 18.0 

On South Ashland avenue 
936 feet north of north line 
of Levee street 10.1 

On South Ashland avenue 
652 feet north of north line 
Levee street 19.0 

On South Ashland avenue 
572 feet north of noi^th line 
of Levee street 20.0 

On South Ashland avenue 
492 feet north of north line 
of Levee street 19.0 

On South Ashland avenue 447 
feet north of north line of 
Levee street 18.0 

On South Ashland avenue 285 
feet north of north line of 
Levee street 12.5 

At intersection of South Ash- 
land avenue and Water 
street , 12.2 

At the intersection of South 
Ashland avenue and Port 
street 12.2 

On South Ashland avenue at 
bridge over inlet to Canal 
Pumping Works .11.0 

On South Ashland avenue at 
the Illinois and Michigan 
Canal Bridge 17.5 

On South Ashland avenue 260 
feet north of Illinois and 
Michigan Canal Bridge 11.0 

On South Ashland avenue at 
bridge over north fork of 
South Branch of Chicago 
River 12.0 

At the intersection of West 
Kinzie street and Smart 
street (now vacated) 16.5 

On North Wood street 40 feet 
south of north line of West 
Kinzie street 18.0 

On North Paulina street at 



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Elevations 
(in feet) 

south line of West Kinzie 
street ^^-^ 

On North Paulina street 40 
feet south of north line of 
West Kinzie street 18.0 

At the intersection of West 
Kinzie street and North 
Ashland avenue • • 1^.5 

On North Ashland avenue 5 
feet north of West Kinzie 
street ^^-^ 

At the intersection of North 
Ashland avenue and Arbour 



place 



16.7 



On North Ashland avenue at 
the north curb line of Gar- 
roll avenue (east) 23.3 

On North Ashland avenue at 
the south curb line of Gar- 
roll avenue (east) 22.0 

At the intersection of North 
Ashland avenue and Carroll 

avenue ^^-^ 

On the south curb line of 
West North avenue and the 
northeasterly curb line of 

Milwaukee ,avenue 15.7 

At the intersection of North 
Ashland avenue and Fulton 

street 16.0 

On Fulton street at the east 
curb line of North Ashland 

avenue l^-^ 

On North Ashland avenue at 
the south curb line of Ful- 
ton street 16.0 

At the intersection of Austin 
avenue and Smart street 

(now vacated) 16.0 

At the intersection lof Austin 

avenue and Oswego street.. 16.0 
At the intersection of West 
Division street and Marion 

court 16.0 

At the intersection of West 
Division street and Newton 

street 16.0 

At the intersection of West 
Division street and Mace- 
donia street 15.7 



Elevations 
(in feet) 

On south curb line of West 
North avenue at intersec- 
tion of curb lines of North 
Winchester avenue pro- 
duced south ^5.4 

At the intersection of Milwau- 
kee avenue and Fontenoy 
place (now Girard street) . .15.0 
At the intersection of Milwau- 
kee avenue and Girard 

street 14.8 

At the intersection of Milwau- 
kee avenue and Brigham 

street 1^-0 

On North Ada street at south 

curb line of Arbour place.. 14.3 
On North Ada street 30 feet 
north of south line of 

Arbour place 16.4 

Sidewalk grade on north side 
of Garroll avenue at west 
curb line of St. John^s court 18.5 
Sidewalk grade on north side 
of Garroll avenue 131 feet 
west of west curb of St. 
John's court, and continuing 
at this level to the approach 
of the viaduct 19.75 

Section 2. That this ordinance 
shall be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Western Av. Boul.: Water Supply 
Pipe. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Department of Public Wohks,! 

Bureau op Engineerinc^, Y 

GiiicA(JO, January 31, 1016.) 

To the Honorable, the City Council, 

City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith 
copy of an ordinance of the South 
Park Gommissioners granting per- 
mission to the city to lay a watiM- 
main in Western avenue houh^'ard 
from 43rd street to a point 600 feet 
south, together with a copy of an 
ordinance prepared by the Corpora- 



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3059 



tion Counsel accepting- same. In 

i order that the laying- of this water 
■main may be proceeded with the 
passage of this ordinance is re- 
quested. 

^ Yours very truly, 
\ (Signed) W. R. Moorhouse, 

'. Commissioner of Public Works. 

Recommended : 
(Signed) John Ericson, 

City Engineer. 

Unanimous consent was given for 

consideration of the ordinance sub- 
mitted with the foregoing com- 
munication. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norris, DePriest, 
Stern, Werner, Ricihert, Hickey, 
Doyle, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden. 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner. 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Hiaderlein, Gniadt, Link, Gapitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
iDempsey, Littler, McDermott, Hru- 
bec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 66. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the- Gommis- 
sioner of Public Works and the 
City Comptroller, be and they are 
hereby authorized and directed to 
I enter for and on behalf of the City 
' of Chicago into an acceptance of a 
certain ordinance entitled, "An or- 
dinance granting permission and 
, authority to the City of Chicago to 
construct, maintain, operate and 
repair a cast iron water pipe of 



eight (8) inches internal diameter 
in Western Avenue boulevard from 
43rd street to a ipoint six hundred 
(600) feet south," passed by the 
South Park Commissioners on Janu- 
ary 19, 1916, a 'certified copy of 
which is hereto attached, and to file 
such acceptance with the said South 
Park Commissioners!. Such ac- 
ceptance shall have attached there- 
to a certified copy of the said or- 
dinance passed by the South Park 
Commissioners, and shall be signed 
by the Commissioner of Public 
Works and countersigned by the 
City Comptroller and approved by 
the Mayor, and shall be in sub- 
stantially the following form: 

"Whereas, On the 19th day of 
January, A. D. 1916, there was 
passed by the South Park Com- 
missioners, an ordinance entitled, 
'An ordinance granting permis- 
sion and authority to the City of 
Chicago to construct, maintain, 
operate and repair a cast iron 
water (pipe of eight (8) inches 
internal diameter in Western 
Avenue boulevard from 43rd 
street to a point six hundred 
(600) feet south,' a certified copy 
of which is attached hereto; 

"Now, THEREFORE, In accord- 
ance with the provisions of the 
said ordinance granting the rights 
and privileges therein set forth, 
upon the acceptance of same, the 
City of Chicago does hereby ac- 
cept said ordinance .and all the 
terms thereof. 

"In Witness Whereof, The 
City of Chicago has caused this 
instrument to be signed in its 
name and on its behalf by its 
Commissioner of Public Works 
and countersigned by its Comp- 
troller this day of 

, A. D. 1916. 

City of Chicago, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
Countersigned : 

City Comptroller, 



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Approved : 



Mayor. 
Approved as to form: 

Corporation Counsel," 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
take effect and he in force from and 
after its passage, approval and due 
puhlication. 

Water Supply Pipes: Sundry 
Streets. 

ALSO, 

The following communication and 
order : 

Department of Public Works,! 
Commissioner's Office, V 
Chigago, January 31, 1916.J 
To the Mayor and City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
I deem it necessary and advisable 
to lay water mains in various 
streets, and respectfully ask the 
passage of |the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized to lay water mams 
in the following streets : 

In Oakdale avenue from North 
Cicero avenue to N Lavergne ave- 
nue; size. 8 inches; probable cost 
including hydrants and basins, 
$1,950.00. Pays 6 cents. 

In North Lavergne avenue from 
Oakdale avenue to Metropole street; 
size, 8 inches; probable cost includ- 
ing hydrants 'and basins, $990.00. 
Circulation. 

Tn Metropole street from alley 
west of Cicero avenue west 241 feet; 
size, 8 inches; probable cost includ- 
ing hydrants and basins, $361.00. 
Pays 6 cents. 

Tn Metropole street from North 
Lamon avenue east 267 feet: size. 
8 inches; pro])ahle cost including 
hydrants and basins. $'iOO.OO. Cir- 
culation. 

Tn T.onmis street from West -iSth 



street to West 45th place; size, 12 
inches; probable cost including hy- 
drants and basins, $750.00. Circula- 
tion. 

In Neva avenue from Addison 
street north 366 feet; size, 8 inches; 
probable cost including hydrants 
and^ basins, $549.00. Pays 6 cents. 

In Neva avenue from Waveland 
avenue south 364 feet; size, 8 inches; 
probable cost including hydrants 
and basins, $546.00. Circulation. 

In North Kolmar avenue from 
Roscoe street south 575 feet; size, 8 
inches; probable cost including hy- 
drants and basins, $862.00. Pays 6 
cents. 

In Bernice avenue from Marmora 
avenue east 375 feet; size, 8 inches; 
probable cost including hydrants 
and basins, $562.00'. Pays 10 cents. 
In Highland avenue from North 
Paulina street to North Clark street; 
size, 8 inches; probable cost includ- 
ing hydrants and basins, $637.00. 
Pays 21 cents. 

In Fulton street from North Ada 
street to North Ashland avenue; 
size, 8 inches; probable cost includ- 
ing hydrants and basins, $2,490.00. 
Circulation account paving. 

In South Kilpatrick avenue from 
Archer avenue to 224 feet south of 
West 53rd street; size, 8 inches; 
probable cost including hydrants 
and basins, $1,650.00. Pays 6 cents. 
In East 109th street, from Prairie 
avenue to Forest avenue, and'^ in 
Forest avenue from East lOOtli 
street to East 107th street; size, 8 
inches; probable cost including hy- 
drants and basins, $2,463.00. Ac- 
count of paving. 

Tn North Talman avenue from 
Ainslie street north 241 feet: size, 8 
inches; probable cost including hy- 
drants and basins, $361.00. Pays 6 
cents. 

In Winthrop avenue from Fostor 
avenue to Bryn Mawr avenue: size. 
8 inches; probable cost incUidirig 
hydrants and basins. $3,060.00. To 
replace 4-inch account pavmg. 



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In Lawrence avenue from North 
Kostner avenue to North Crawford 
avenue; size, 6 inohes; probable cost 
including hydrants and basins, $3,- 
378.00. Account of paving. 

In Lawrence avenue from Mil- 
waukee avenue to North Lamon 
avenue; size, 8 inches'; probable cost 
including hydrants and basins, $3,- 
780.00. Account of paving. 

In North Rockwell street from 
Ainslie street south 209 feet; size 8 
inches; probable cost including hy- 
drants and basins, $313.00. Circu- 
lation. 

In North Rockwell street from 
Bliaine place north 241 feet; size, 8 
inches; probable cost including hy- 
drants and basins, $361.00. Pays 6 
cents. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) W. R. Moorhouse, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
Recommended : 
(Signed) John Ericson, 

City Engineer. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration ;af said order. 

Aid. Healy moved to pass said 
order. 

, The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas land nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norris, DePriest, 
btern, Werner, Riohert, Hickey, 
Dpyle, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Oullerton, Mulac, Kemer, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlem, Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Perngsey, Littler, MoDermott, Hru- 
bec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 66. 

Nays — None. 



Street Railway in N. Franklin St.: 
Frontage Consents. 

ALSO. 

A verification report on a peti- 
tion, containing frontage consents 
of property-owners to the con- 
struction of a street railway in 
North Franklin street from West 
Washington street to West Lake 
street, which was, together with 
said petition, ordered 

Placed on file. 

Said report contained the fol- 
lowing summary: 

recapitulation. 

Total property frontage. . 1,432.55 

Majority of which is 716.28 

Total frontage: 

Signed 916.35 

Rejected O.OO 



Verified 916.35 



916.35 



Surplus 200.07 ft. 



Street Railway in Kenilworth and 
Rogers Aves.: Frontage Consents. 

ALSO, 

The following report, which was, 
together with the petition sub- 
mitted therewith, ordered placed on 
file : 

Department of Public Works,] 

Bureau op Maps and Plats, I 

Chicago, January 29, 1916.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council, 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— Herewith please find 
supplemental report on petition for 
street railway in Kenilworth and 
Rogers avenues, from North West- 
ern avenue to North Clark street. 

Shortage, as per original 
report to City Council 
under date of January 
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MCGUIRE AND ORR'S RIDGE BLVD. ADD. 
TO ROGERS PARK IN N. W. FRAC- 
TIONAL %, SECTION 31-41-14. 

Frontage 
Verified 
Feet 
Julia D. Meersman, lot 123. . 30.00 

TOUHY'S add. to ROGERS PARK, 
SECTION 30-41-14. 

C. & N. W. Ry. Co. (By R. H. 
Aishton, Vice-Pres.) east- 
erly 41 feet of block 1.... 41.00 

Lands. 

G. & N. W. Ry. Go. (By R. H. 
Aishton, Vice-Pres.) right 
of way through S. E. % of 
Section 30-41-14 185.00 

Frontage rejected o.uu 

256.00 
Shortage, 131.84 feet. 

Respectfully submitited, 
(Signed) W. R. Moorhouse, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
Verified by 
(Signed) JNO. D. Riley, 

Superintendent of Maps. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVE- 
MENTS. 

Assessment Rolls. 

The Clerk presented a list, sub- 
mitted by the Board of Local Im- 
provements, of assessment rolls 
filed in the County Court January 
24, for final hearing February 10, 
1916, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 

S MarsliUehl Av. from W. 87th St 

toCR. I. A: l» U R (System): 

Pavinji. 

ALSO, 

'riic lollowinK; i-tMMtmnnMHlalion. 



estimate and ordinance, which were 
ordered published and referred to 
the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys : 

RECOMMENDATION, ESTIMATE 
AND ORDINANCE. 

RECOMMENDATION BY BOARD OF LOCAL 
IMPROVEMENTS. 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago, in City Council 
Assembled: 

We hereby submit an ordinance 
for the improvement — adjusting 
sewer manholes and catchbasins, 
constructing and connecting catch- 
basin inlets, constructing new brick 
catchbasins complete, constructing 
a gravel concrete curb on cinders or 
sand, grading and paving with eight 
inches of blast furnace slag or eight 
inches of limestone and two and 
one-half inches of limestone bonded 
with asphaltic cement, the road- 
ways of a system of streets as fol- 
lows, to wit: 

South Marshfield avenue, from 
the south line of West 87th street 
to the northerly line of the right 
of way of the Chicago, Rock Island 
and Pacific Railway; 

South Paulina street, from the 
south line of West 87th street to 
the northerly line of the right of 
way of the Chicago, Rock Island and 
Pacific Railway; 

South Hermitage avenue, from 
the south line of West 87th street 
to the northeasterly line of the 
right of way of the Pittsburgh, 
Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis 
Railway; 

South Wood street, from the 
south line of West 87th street to 
the north line of West 89th street; 
South Honore street, from the 
south lino of West 87th street to 
the norlheasterly line of South 
Winchester avenue; 

South Winchester Avenue, from 
the soulh line of West 87th street 



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to the northwesterly line of South 
Hermitage avenue; 

West 87th street, from the west 
line of South Ashland avenue to a 
straight line connecting the north- 
east corner of South Robey street 
and West 87th street with the 
southeast corner of Beverly avenue 
and West 87th street; 

West 89th street, from the west 
line of South Ashland avenue pro- 
duced south to the northeasterly 
line 0(f South Winchester avenue; 
and also the roadways of all inter- 
secting streets and alleys extended 
from the curb line to the street line 
produced on each side of each of 
said above specified streets between 
said points (except steam railroad 
rights of way thereon between said 
points), in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illi- 
nois, together with an estimate of 
the cost of said improvement, and 
recommend the passage of said or- 
dinance and the making of the im- 
provement contemplated therein. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) M. J. Faherty, 

David W. Clark, 

W. H. Blencoe, 

Oscar Wolff, 

Edward J. Glackin, 
Board of Local Improvements of the 
City of Chicago. 

Dated, Chicago, January 31, A. D. 
1916. 

estimate of engineer. 
To the Board of Local Improvements 
of the City of Chicago, and to the 
Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council As- 
sembled: 

The Board of Local Improvements 
of the City of Chicago, having 
adopted a resolution that the road- 
ways of a system of streets as fol- 
lows, to-wit: South Marshfield 
avenue from the south line of West 
87th street to the northerly line of 
the right of way of the Chicago, 



Rock Island and Pacific Railway; 
South Paulina street from the south 
line of West 87th street to the 
northerly line of the right of way 
of the Chicago, Rook Island and 
Pacific Railway; South Hermitage 
avenue from the south line of West 
87th street to the northeasterly line 
of the right of way o,f the Pitts- 
burgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. 
Louis Railway; South Wood street 
from the south line of West 87th 
street to the north line of West 
89th street; South Honore street 
from the south line of West 87th 
street to the northeasterly line of 
South Winchester avenue; South 
Winchester avenue from the south 
line of West 87th street to the 
northwesterly line of South Hor- 
mitage avenue; West 87th street 
from the west line of South Ash- 
land avenue to a straight line con- 
necting the northeast corner of 
South Robey street and West 87th 
street with the (southeast corner of 
Beverly avenue and West 87th 
street; West 89th street from the 
west line of South Ashland avenue 
produced south to the northeasterly 
line of South Winchester avenue; 
and also the roadways of all inter- 
secting streets and alleys extended 
from the curb line to the street 
line produced on each side of each 
of said above specified streets be- 
tween said points (except steam 
railroad rights of way thereon be- 
tween said points), be improved by 
adjusting sewer manholes and 
catchbasins, constructing and con- 
necting catchbasin inlets, construct- 
ing new brick catchbasins com- 
plete, constructing a gravel con- 
crete curb on cinders or sand, 
grading and paving with eight 
inches of blast furnace slag or eight 
inches of limestone and two and 
one-half inches of limestone bonded 
with asphaltic cement, and pre- 
sented to the City Council of the 
City of Chicago a recommendation 
that such local improvement be 
made, I hereby submit an estimate 
of the cost of such improvement 



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including labor and materials, viz: 
Gravel concrete curb on 
cinders or sand, 28,680 _ 

lineal feet at 70 cents. $ 20,076.00 
Grading, 27,000 cubic 

yards at 50 cents 13,500.00 

Paving with eight inches 

of blast furnace slag 

or eight inches of 

limestone and two and 

one-half inches of 

limestone, bonded with 

asphaltic cement, 47,- 

;f35'™. .';''"'.'' 63,639.00 
Constructing 10 new 
brick catchbasins com- 

plete at $48.00 480.00 

Adjusting sewer man- 
holes and catchbasins, 
and constructing and 
connecting catchbasin ^ ^^^ . . 
inlets • • • ♦ 8,305.00 

Total $106,000^ 

And I hereby certify that in my 
opinion the above estimate does not 
exceed the probable cost of the 
above proposed improvement. 
(Signed) G. D. Hill, 

Engineer of the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Dated, Chicago, January 31, A. D. 
1916. 



January 31, 1916. 



AN ORDINANCE 

For the improvementr— adjusting 
sewer manholes and catchbasms, 
constructing and connecting 
catchbasin inlets, constructmg 
new brick catchbasins complete, 
constructing a gravel concrete 
•curb, grading and paving of the 
roadways of a system of streets 
,as follows, to wit: 
South Marsh field avenue, from the 
south line of West 87th street 
to the northerly lino of the right 
of way of the Chicago, Rock 
Island and Paoific Railway; South 
Paulina street, from the south 
line of West 87th street to the 



northerly line of the right of way 
of the Chicago, Rock Island and 
Pacific Railway; South Hermitage 
avenue, from the south line ot • 
West 87th street to the north- 
easterly line of the right of way 
of the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chi- 
cago and St. Louis railway; South 
Wood street, from the south line 
of West 87th street to the north 
line of West 89th street; South 
Honor e street, from the south 
line of West 87th street to the 
northeasterly line, of South Win- 
chester avenue; South Winchester 
avenue, from the south line' of 
West 87th street to the north- 
westerly line of South Hermitage 
avenue; West 87th street, from 
the west line of South Ashland 
avenue to a straight line con- 
necting the northeast corner ot 
South Robey street and West 
87th street with the southeast 
corner of Beverly avenue and 
West 87th street; West 89th 
street, from the west Ime of 
South Ashland avenue produced 
south to the northeasterly line of 
South Winchester avenue; and 
also the roadwaysi of all inter- 
secting streets and alleys ex- 
tended from the curb line to the 
street line- produced on each side 
of each of said above specified 
streets, between said points, (ex- 
cept steam railroad rights of way 
thereon, between said points) in 
the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois. 



Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That a local improve- 
ment shall be made within the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and Stat« 
of Illinois, the nature, character, lo- 
cality and description of which local 
improvement is as follows, to wit. 

That the roadway of South 
Marshfield avenue from the soptn 
line of West 87th street to the 
northerly line of the right of way of 
the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific 
Railway, the width of said roadway 



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being hereby established at twenty- 
six (26) feet, also the roadway of 
South Paulina street from the south 
line of West 87th street to the 
northerly line of the right of way 
of the Chicago, Rock Island and 
Pacific Railway, the width of said 
roadway being hereby established 
at twenty-six (26) feet, also the 
roadway of South Hermitage ave- 
nue from the south line of West 
87th street to the northeasterly line 
of the right of way of the Pitts- 
burgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. 
Louis Railway, the width of said 
roadway being hereby established 
at twenty-six (26) feet between the 
south line of West 87th street and 
the south curb line of West 90'th 
street and at twenty- two (22) feet 
between the south curb line of West 
90th street and the northeasterly 
line of the right of way of the 
Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and 
St. Louis Railway, also the roadway 
of South Wood -street from the 
south line of West 87th street to 
the north line of West 89th street, 
the width of said roadway being 
hereby eistablished at twenty-six 
(26) feet, also the roadway of 
South Honore street from the south 
line of We^t 87th street to the 
northeasterly line of South Win- 
chester avenue, the width of said 
roadway being hereby established at 
twenty-six (26) feet, also the road- 
way of South Winchester avenue 
from th3 south line of West 87th 
street to the northwesterly line of 
South Hermitage avenue, the width 
of said roadway being hereby estab- 
lished at twenty-siix (26) feet, also 
the roadway of West 87th street 
from the west line of South Ashland 
avenue to a straight line connecting 
the northeast corner of South 
Robey street and West 87th street 
with the southeast 'corner of 
Beverly avenue and West 87th 
street, the width of said roadway 
being hereby established at thirty- 
eight (38) feet, also the roadway of 
Wesit 89th street from the west line 
of South Ashland avenue produced 



south to the northeasterly line of 
South Winchester avenue, the 
width of said roadway being hereby 
established at twenty-four (24) 
feet at the west line of South Ash- 
land avenue produced south and 
thence shall widen at a uniform 
rate to thirty (30) feet in width at 
a line parallel with and one hundred 
and fifty (150) feet west of the 
west line of South Ashland avenue 
produced south and thence at thirty 
(30) feet in width .to the north- 
easterly line of South Winchester 
avenue, and -also the roadways of all 
intersecting streets and alleys ex- 
tended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side of 
each of said above specified streets 
between the points hereinbefore 
described, except as hereinafter 
specifically provided, be and the 
same are hereby ordered improved 
as follows : 

A gravel concrete curb shall be 
constructed on .each side of the road- 
way of each of said above specified 
streets between the points herein- 
before described, (except across the 
roadways of all intersecting streets 
and alleys, and also except across 
the rights of way of all steam rail- 
roads thereon, between the points 
hereinbefore described), in such a 
mianner that the roadway face of the 
curb -shall be parallel with and thir- 
teen (13) feet from the -center line 
of said South Marshfield avenue and 
said South ^Paulina street, and in 
such a manner that the roadway face 
of the curb shall be parallel with 
and thirteen (13) feet from the 
center line of said South Hermi- 
tage avenue between the south line 
of West 87th street and the north 
curb line of West 90th street, and in 
such a manner that the roadway 
face of the curb on the westerly side 
of the roadway of said South Hermi- 
tage avenue shall be parallel with 
and thirteen (13) feet from the 
westerly line of said South Hermi- 
tage avenue and the roadway face 
of the curb on the easterly side of 
the roadway of said South Hermi- 



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tage avenue shall be parallel with 
and thirty-five (35) feet from the 
westerly line of said South Hermi-- 
tage avenue between the f ^^h ^^5^^ 
line of West 90th street and the 
northeasterly line of the right of 
way 'Of the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati 
rbiVaffo and St. Louis Railway, and 
?n S a manner that the roadway 
face of the curb shall be para lei 
wUhandthirteen (13) feet from the 

center line of said South Wood 
street, said South Honore street and 
said South Winchester avenue and 
in luch a manner that the roadway 

face of the curb on f f .^^f." tv^^t 
roadway of said West 8/th street 
shall be parallel with and nineteen 
M9) feet from the north line ol Sec- 
tion six (6), Township thirty-s^even 
(37) North, Range fourteen (14), 
East of the Third Principal Meri- 
dian, and in such a manner that the 
roadway face of the curb on the 
north side of the roadway of said 
West 89th street between the west 
line of South Ashland avenue pro- 
duced south and a ^f « ParalM with 
and one hundred and Afty (150) feet 
west of the w^est line of South Ash- 
land avenue produced south, shall 
conform with a straight line drawn 
from a point on the west line of said 
South Ashland avenue produced 
south, ,six (6) feet south of th^ 
north line of said West 89th street 
to 'a point on said line Pa/allel with 
and one hundred and fifty (150) 
feet west of the w,est'line of said 
South Ashland avenue produced 
south eighteen (18) feet^south of 
the north line of said West 89th 
street, and the roadway face of the 
curb on the south side of the road- 
way of said West 89th street be- 
tween the west line of South Ash- 
land avenue prodaiccd south and a 
line panillel with and one himdred 
and fi n y (1 50) feet west of the west 
lino of said South Ashland avenue 
producefl soiiMi, shall conform with 
a sl.raiplil line drawn from a point on 
the west line of said South Ashland 
avenue prndnoed south thirty(30) 
feet sonth of the north line of West 



January 31, 1916. 



89th street, to a point on said Ime 
parallel with and one hundred and 
fifty (150 feet west of the west line 
of said South Ashland avenue pro- 
duced south forty-eight (48) feet 
south of the north line of said West 
89th street, and in such a manner 
that the roadway face of the curb 
shall be parallel with and fifteen 
(15) feet from the center line of 
said West 89th street between a lin^ 
parallel with and one hundred and 
fifty (150) feet west of the west line 
of South Ashland avenue produced 
south and the northeasterly line of 
South Winchester avenue; and a 
gravel concrete curb shall be con- 
structed on each side of the road- 
ways of all intersecting streets and 
alleys extended from the curb line 
to the street line produced on each 
side of each of said above specified 
streets, between the points herein- 
before described, in such a manner 
that the roadway face of the curb 
shall conform with the curb line on 
each side of all said intersecting 
streets and in such a manner that 
the back of the curb shall conform 
with the alley line produced on each 
side of all said intersecting alleys 
between the points hereinbefore de- 
scribed. 

Said curb shall be made as fol- " 
lows, to wit: 

The concrete to be used shall 
consist of tlie best quality of Port- 
land cement mixed with torpedo 
sand or material equal thereto for 
concrete purposes in the proportion 
of one (1) part cement and two (2) 
parts torpedo sand or material equal 
thereto, into which shall be incor- 
porated four (4) parts of washed 
gravel or material equal thereto for 
concrete purposes, of varying sizes 
that will pass through a ring of one 
and one-half (1^) inches internal 
diameter and be held on a ring of 
one-fourth (V*) of an inch inter- 
nal diameter. The cement and tor- 
pedo sand or material equal thereto 
shall be mixed thoroughly and then 
moistened with water to form a 
mortar, into which shall be incor^ 



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porated the four (4) parts of 
washed gravel or material equal 
thereto, as specified above, and 
rammed into forms until solid. 

The material to be used in finish- 
ing the surface of said curb shall 
consist of the best quality of Port- 
land cement mixed with finely 
crushed granite in the proportion 
of two (2) parts cement and three 
(g) parts granite, which, after be- 
ing moistened with water to form 
a mortar, shall be evenly spread 
over the top of said curb and the 
roadway face thereof for the space 
of twelve (12) inches down from 
the top, to a thickness of one-half 
( % ) of an inch, and so as to insure 
a smooth and even surface on the 
top and roadway face of said curb 
as specified above, after being 
evenly trowelled and finished with 
a broom. 

Said curb shall be seven (7) 
inches wide at the top, nine (9) 
inches wide at the bottom and 
twenty-four (24) inches in depth, 
and the upper roadway edge shall 
be rounded to an arc of a circle hav- 
ing a radius of one and one-half 
(1%) inches. 

Said curb shall be constructed 
upon a bed of cinders or sand three 
(3) inches in depth after being 
flooded with water and thoroughly 
compacted to an even surface, and 
shall be backfilled with earth, free 
from animal or vegetable matter. 

Said filling shall be four (4) feet 
wide at the top of said curb and 
even therewith and shall slope down 
at the rate of one and one-half 
(1%) feet horizontal to one (1) 
foot vertical. 

The curb on each side of the road- 
way of each of said above specified 
streets, and on each side of the 
roadways of all intersecting streets 
extended irom the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side 
of each of said above specified 
streets, shall be so constructed that 
the top edge of the same shall 
coincide with the curb grade of said 



above specified streets; and the curb 
on each side of the roadways of all 
intersecting alleys extended from 
the curb line to the street line pro- 
duced on each side of each of said 
above specified streets shall be so 
constructed that the top edge of the 
same shall rise from the curb line 
to the street line produced at the 
rate of one (1) inch vertical to 
three (3) feet horizontal from the 
curb grade of said above specified 
streets, which curb grade and also 
the elevation of center of roadway 
of said above specified streets be- 
tween the points hereinbefore de- 
scribed, are hereby established as 
follows, to wit: 

At the intersiection of West 87th 
street with South Ashland avenue, 
curb grade, 25.50 feet above datum; 
elevation of center of roadway, 
25.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 87th 
street with South Marshfield ave- 
nue, curb grade, 27.00 feet above 
datum; eilevation of center of road- 
way, 27.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 87th 
street with South Paulina street, 
curb grade, 28.50 feet above datum; 
elevation of center of roadway, 
28.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 87th 
street with South Hermitage ave- 
nue, curb grade, 29.50 feet above 
datum; elevation of center of road- 
way, 29.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection lof West 87th 
street with South Wood street, 
curb grade-, 30.50 feet above datum; 
elevation of center of roadway, 
30.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 87th 
street with iSouth Homore street, 
curb grade, 32.00 feet above datum; 
elevation of center of roadway, 
32.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 87th 
street with South Lincoln street, 
curb grade, 33.40 feet above datum; 
elevation of center of roadway, 33.40 
feet above datum. 



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At the intersection of West 87th 
street with South Winchester ave- 
nue produced north, curh grade, 

34 00 feet ahove datum; elevation 
of' center of roadway, 34.00 feet 
above datum. 

At the intersection of West 87th 
street with South Winchester ave- 
nue produced south, curb grade 

35 50 feet above datum; elevation oi 
center of roadway, 35.50 feet above 
datum. 

At the intersection of West 87th 
street with Beverly avenue, curD 
grade, 39.00 feet above datum; ele- 
vation of center of roadway, 39.00 
feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 88th 
street with South Marshfield ave- 
nue, curb grade, 29.00 feet above 
datum; elevation of center of road- 
way, 29.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 88th 
street with South Paulina street, 
curb grade, 30.00 feet above datum; 
elevation of center of roadway, 
30.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 88th 
street with South Hermitage ave- 
nue, curb grade, 31.00 feet aboye 
datum; elevation of center of road- 
way, 31.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 88th 
street with South Wood street, curb 
grade, 32.50 feet above, datum; ele- 
vation of center of roadway, 32.50 
feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 88th 
street with South Eonore street, 
curb grade, 34.00 feet above datum; 
elevation of center of roadway, 
34.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 88th 
street with South Winchester ave- 
nue (west curb), curb grade-, 36.50 
feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 88th 
street with South Winchester ave- 
nue (east curb), curb grade, 35.o0 
feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 88th 
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nue elevation of center of road-, i 
way, 36.00 feet above datum. j 

At the intersection of West 89th 
street with South Ashland avenue, 
curb grade, 30.00 feet above datum; j 
elevation of center of roadway, | 
30.00 feet above datum. | 

At the intersection of West 89th « 
street with South Marshfield ave- M 
nue, curb grade, 30.50 feet above 
datum; elevation of center of road- 
way, 30.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 89th 
street with South Paulina street 
curb grade, 31.50 feet above datum, 
elevation of center of roadway, 
31.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 89th 
street with South Hermitage ave- 
nue c^rb grade, 32.50 feet above 
datum; elevation of center of road- 
way 32.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 89th 
street with South Wood street, 
curb grade, 34.50 feet above datum; 
elevation of center of roadway, 
34.50 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 89th 
street with South Winohester 
avenue (east curb), curb grade, 
36 00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 89th 
street with South Winchester ave- 
nue (west curb), curb grade, 36.50 
feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 89th 
street with South Winohester ave- 
nue, elevation of center of road- 
way, 36.20 feet above datum. 

South Marshfield avenue at the 
north line of the "ght of way of 
the Chicago, Rock Island and 
Pacific Railway, curb grade 30.50 
feet above datum; elevation of cen- 
ter of roadway, 30.50 feet above 

datum. . . iho 

South Paulina street at m 
norlherlv line of the right of way 
of the Chicago. Rock Is^d f 
Pacific Railway, curb g™f. 32^°". 
feet above datum; elevation of cen 
tor of roadway, 32.00 feet above 
datum. 



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At the intersection of South 
Winchester avenue with South 
Hermitage avenue, curb grade, 
36.00 feet above datum; elevation 
of center of roadway, 36.00 feet 
above datum. 

At the intersection of West 90th 
street with South Winchester ave- 
nue, curb grade, 36.00 feet above 
datum; elevation of center of road- 
way, 36.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of West 90th 
street with South Hermitage ave- 
nue, curb grade, 36.00 feet above 
datum; elevation of center of road- 
way, 36.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of Beverly 
avenue with South Hermitage ave- 
nue, curb grade, 39.00 feet above 
datum; elevation of center of road- 
way, 39.00 feet above datum. 

South Hermitage avenue at a line 
parallel with and 400 feet south of 
the south line of West 89th street, 
curb grade, 33.50 feet above datum; 
elevation of center of roadway, 
33.50 feet above datum. 

South Hermitage avenue at a 
line parallel with and 425 feet 
south of the south line of West 
89th street, curb grade, 35.00 feet 
above datum; elevation of center of 
roadway, 35.00 feet above datum. 

At the intersection of South 
Honore street with South Win- 
chester avenue, curb grade, 35.50 
feet above datum; elevation of cen- 
ter of roadway, 35.50 feet above 
datum. 

At a line drawn across and at 
right angles with the southwesterly 
line of South Winchester avenue 
drawn from a point on said south- 
westerly line 187 feet northwest- 
erly ,of the northwest corner of 
West 90th street, curb grade, 35.50 
feet above datum; elevation of cen- 
ter of roadway, 35.50 feet above 
datum. 

At the intersection of South 
Hermitage avenue with alley first 
south of. West 90th street, curb 
grade 39.00 feet above datum; ele- 



vation of center of roadway, 39.00 
feet above datum. 

At the intersection of South 
Winchester avenue with alley first 
south of West 87th street, curb 
grade, 35.50 feet labove datum; 
elevation of center of roadway, 
35.50 feet above datum. 

The above heights as fixed shall 
be measured from the plane of low 
water in Lake Michigan of A. D. 
1847, as established by the Trustees 
of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, 
and adopted by the late Board of 
Drainage Commissioners and by the 
late Board of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago, and now repre- 
sented by the Ordinance of July 
11th, A. D. 1898, relating to the 
corrected elevation of the Old Lind 
Block bench mark which deter- 
mines the base or datum for City 
Levels. 

The said roadways of the several 
streets specified above between the 
points hereinbefore described, and 
also the roadways of all intersecting 
streets and alleys extended from 
the curb line to the street line pro- 
duced on each side of each of said 
above specified streets between the 
points hereinbefore described, (ex- 
cept steam railroad rights of way 
thereon between the points here- 
inbefore described), shall be so 
graded that after being thoroughly 
puddled and rolled with a roller of 
ten (10) tons weight until the road- 
beds are thoroughly compacted, and 
after the pavement hereinafter de- 
scribed shall have been placed 
thereon, the surface of the pave- 
ment at the center of the finished 
roadway of each of said above 
specified streets, and the center of 
the finished roadways of all inter- 
secting streets extended from the 
curb line to the street line pro- 
duced on each side of each of said 
above specified streets, shall be 
three (3) inches above the estab- 
lished elevation of center of road- 
way of said above specified streets, 
hereinbefore described, and the 
surface of the finished roadways at 



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the summits in the gutters between 
catchbasins and adjoining the road- 
way face of the curb shall be three 
(3) inches below said established 
curb grade and the surface of the 
finished roadways at the catch- 
basin inlets in the gutters adjoin- 
ing the roadway face of the curb 
shall be ten (10) inches below said 
established curb grade. 

The slope of the gutters adjoin- 
ing the roadway face of said curb 
shall be uniform from the summits 
to the catchbasins, and a trans- 
verse section of the finished sur- 
face of the pavement shall be an 
arc of a circle passing through the 
said gutter grades and the elevation 
of the center of said finished road- 
ways, at every part of the roadway 
of each of said above specified 
streets, and at every part of the 
roadways of all streets intersecting 
the several streets specified above, 
between the points hereinbefore de- 
scribed. 

In all intersecting alleys herein- 
before specified at the street lines 
produced of said above specified 
streets, the surface of the finished 
pavement adjoining the curb shall 
be even with the top of the curb 
and the surface of the finished 
pavement at the center of the road- 
ways of said alleys shall be three 
(3) inches below the top of the 
curb; and a transverse section of 
the finished surface of the pave- 
ment at the street lines produced 
of said above specified streets shall 
be an arc of a circle passing through 
the said curb grade and the grade 
of the center of said finished road- 
ways. The surface of the said 
pavement thence shall slope grad- 
ually to meet the gutters herein- 
before specified. 

Upon the roadbeds thus prepared 
between said points shall be spread 
a layer of blast furnace slag, free 
from dirt, or a layer of the best 
quality of broken limestone. If 
slag is used in said improvement, 
said slag shall be practically uni- 
form in quality and as near cubical 



January 31, 1916. 

in form as possible and broken so 
as to pass through a ring of four 
(4) inches internal diameter, and 
all the larger pieces shall, as far 
as practicable, be placed at the 
bottom of the layer. 

Said layer of slag shall be cov- 
ered with fine slag or other material 
equal thereto for bonding purposes 
in such quantity m as to fill all the 
interstices in said layer of slag. The 
thickness of said layer as thus 
bonded after being flooded with 
water and thoroughly rolled to an 
even and unyielding surface with a 
roller of ten (10) tons weight shall 
be five (5) inches. 

Upon said layer of slag shall be 
spread a second layer of blast fur- 
nace slag, free from dirt. Said slag 
shall be practically uniform in 
quality and as near cubical in form 
as possible and broken so as to pass 
through a ring of two (2) inches in- 
ternal diameter, which layer of slag 
shall be covered with fine slag or 
other material equal thereto for 
bonding purposes in such quantity 
as ^to fill all the interstices in said 
layer of slag. Said layer of slag 
shall be wetted and rolled with a 
roller of ten (10) tons weight until 
the same is thoroughly bonded, solid 
and unyielding. The thickness of 
said second layer of slag after being 
thus rolled shall be three (3) inches. 
If limestone is used in said im- 
provement, it shall be of the best 
quality of broken limestone, crushed 
to a size that will pass through a 
ring of four (4) inches internal 
diameter, and be held on a ring of 
two (2) inches internal diameter, 
which layer of limestone shall be 
covered with the best quality of | 
limestone screenings, in such quan- 
tity as to fill all the interstices m 
said layer of limestone. Said layer 
of broken limestone and screemngs 
shall be wetted and rolled with a 
roller of ten (10) tons weight until 
the same is thoroughly bonded, solid 
and unyielding. The thickness of 
said layer after being thus rolled 
shall be five (5) inches. 



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upon said layer of broken lime- 
stone shall be spread a second layer 
of the best quality of broken lime- 
stone crushed to a size that will 
pass through a ring of two (2) 
inches internal diameter, and be 
held on a ring of one (1) inch in- 
ternal diameter, which layer of 
limestone shall be covered with the 
best quality of limestone screenings, 
in such quantity as to fill all the 
interstices in said layer of lim&- 
^stone. 

^Said layer of broken limestone and 
screenings shall be wetted and rolled 
with a roller of ten (10) tons weight 
until the same is thoroughly bonded, 
solid and unyielding. The thickness 
of said second layer of limestone 
after being thus rolled shall be 
three (3) inches. 

Upon said second layer of slag or 
I upon said second layer of limestone 
shall be spread a layer of the best 
quality of broken limestone crushed 
to a size that will pass through a 
dng of two (2) inches internal 
diameter and be held on a ring of 
one (1) inch internal diameter. 
Said layer of broken limestone shall 
be rolled with a roller of ten (10) 
tons weight until the same is 
brought to a true and uniform sur- 
face, after which asphaltic cement 
in the proportion of one and one- 
half (I1/2) gallons to each square 
yard of surface shall be poured over 
it in such a manner as to thoroughly 
and uniformly coat the limestone. 
At the time of the application of 
said asphaltic cement the limestone 
must be in a dry condition. 

Immediately after applying the 
asphaltic cement, the surface shall 
be covered with dry limestone, free 
from dirt, crushed to a size that 
will pass through a ring of one-half 
I (%) inch internal diameter, and be 
held on a ring of one-fourth (%) 
inch internal diameter, in suffici- 
ent quantity so as to fill all the 
interstices in the above course, and 
then shall be thoroughly rolled 
with a roller of ten (10) tons 



weight until the said limestone is 
thoroughly bonded in this layer. 

The roadways shall then be 
swept and any excess of limestone 
removed, after which asphaltic ce- 
ment in the proportion of one-half 
(%) gallon to each square yard of 
surface shall be poured over the 
same. The surface of the pave- 
ment shall then receive a one- 
fourth (%) inch dressing of lime- 
stone screenings, free from dust. 

The entire surface of the road- 
ways as thus improved shall then 
be rolled with a roller of ten (10) 
tons weight until the same is 
thoroughly bonded, and of a true, 
uniform and unyielding surface. 
The thickness of said layer when 
bonded as hereinbefore described 
shall be two and one-half (2%) 
inches. 

The asphaltic cement shall com- 
ply with the following require- 
ments : 

The asphaltic cement shall have 
a specific gravity at seventy-seven 
(77) degrees Fahrenheit of not less 
than ninety-seven one-hundredths 
(.97). 

The bitumen of the asphaltic ce- 
ment shall be soluble in carbon 
tetra chloride to the extent of at 
least ninety-eight and one-half 
(98%) per cent. 

The melting or softening point of 
the asphaltic cement shall be not 
less than one hundred (100) de- 
grees Fahrenheit nor more than one 
hundred and thirty-five (135) de- 
grees Fahrenheit. 

The asphaltic cement shall have 
a penetration of from eighty (80) 
to one hundred and fifty (150) de- 
grees, which shall be varied within 
these limits to adapt it to the par- 
ticular asphalt and flux used and 
to conditions of the streets. 

When fifty (50) grams of the 
asphaltic cement of the consistency 
used in the paving mixture are 
heated for five (5) hours at a tem- 
perature of three hundred and 



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twenty-five (325) degrees Fahren- 
heit, in a tin hox two and one- 
quarter (2^) inches in diameter, 
there must not be volatilized more 
than five (5) per cent, of the bitu- 
men, nor shall the penetration 
after such heating be less than one- 
half {V2) the original penetration. 
A briquette of the asphaltic ce- 
ment of a consistency equivalent to 
eighty (80) penetration shall have 
a ductility of at least ten (10) 
centimeters. 

The asphaltic cement used in the 
above proposed improvement shall 
be applied at a temperature of not 
less than three hundred (300) de- 
grees Fahrenheit. 

Five (^ new brick oatchbasins 
shall be constructed and trapped 
and connected with the sewer m 
South Winchester avenue and lo- 
cated in the roadway of said South 
Winchester avenue at necessary 
points adjacent to the curb lines of 
said South Winchester avenue; one 
(1) new brick catchbasin shall be 
constructed and trapped and con- 
nected with the sewer in West 90th 
place and located in the roadway 
of said South Hermitage avenue at 
a necessary point adjacent to the 
curb line of said South Hermitage 
avenue; two (2) new brick catch- 
basins shall be constructed and 
trapped and connected with the 
sewer in South Paulina street and 
located in the roadway of said South 
Paulina street at necessary points 
adjacent to the curb lines of said 
South Paulina street and two (2) 
new brick catchbasins shall be con- 
structed and trapped and connected 
with the sewer in West 89th street 
and located in the roadway of said 
West 89th street at necessary points 
adjacent to the cinrb lines of said 
West 89th street. 

Each of said catch-basins shall be 
seven feet two inches deep, measur- 
ing from the top of the brickwork, 
and shall have an internal diame- 
ter of four feet at the bottom and 
to a plane five feet above and paral- 



lel therewith. The walls of said 
catch-basins shall be eight inches 
thick and shall be built of two j 
courses of sewer brick laid edge- 1 
wise in perpendicular courses, upon | 
a floor of pine plank two inches in | 
thickness. The top of each of said | 
catchbasins shall decrease to two j 
feet internal diameter, being drawn 
in by means of nine header courses, 
the diameter being decreased uni- 
formly for each course. 

Each of said catch-basins shall be 
connected with the sewer with tile 
pipe of eight inches internal .di- 
ameter and shall be trapped with a : 
half trap also of tile pipe of eight 
inches internal diameter. The said 
trap of each of said catch-basms 
shall be set so that the elevation of 
the bottom of the inside of the same 
shall be three feet six inches above 
the floor of the catch-basin. 

Each of said catch-basins shall be 
provided with a suitable cast-iron 
cover, each of which covers, inclu- 
sive of lid, shall weigh five hundred 
and forty pounds. Each of said . 
cast-iron covers shall be set so that 
the top of the same shall coincide 
with the finished surface of tne 
pavement herein described. 

The tile pipe specified above shall 
be straight, smooth and sound 
thoroughly burned, well glazed and 
free from lumps and other imper- 
fections, and three-fourths of an 
inch thick. 

All brick and the joints of the 
tile pipe above referred to shall De 
laid with the best quality of natura 
hydraulic cement mortar, composea 
of one part natural hydraulic ce- 
ment and two parts clean, sharp 
sand. 

The several sewer manholes and 
catch-basins located in said road- 
ways shall be raised or lowered as 
may be necessary to make them con- 
form to the finished surface of saio 
pavement; and the several catch- 
basins located outside of s>aid roao- 
ways shall be raised or lowered as 
may bo necessary to make tnem 



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conform to the established grade 
herein described. The several 
catch-basins located on the line of 
the curb shall be raised or loweTed 
and adjusted as may be necessary 
to make them conform to the fin- 
ished surface of said pavement, or to 
said established grade according to 
whether the major part of said 
catch-basin lies within or without 
the line of said curb. Catch-basin 
inlets shall be constructed at nec- 
essary points in said gutters. The 
catchbasins not located in the gut- 
ters shall ,be connected with said 
inlets by means of tile pipe of eight 
(8) inches internal diameter laid 
with the best quality of natural hy- 
draulic cement mortar, composed of 
one (1) part natural hydraulic ce- 
ment and two (2) parts clean, sharp 
isand. Said tile pipe shall be 
straight, smooth and sound, thor- 
oughly burned, well glazed, free 
from lumps and other imperfections, 
and three-fourths of an inch thick. 

Said work to be done in a work- 
manlike manner under the superin- 
tendence of the Board of Local Im- 
provements of the said City of Chi- 
cago. 

Section 2. That the recommen- 
dation of the Board of Local Im- 
provements of the City of Chicago, 
providing for said improvement, 
together with the estimate of the 
cost thereof made by the engineer 
of said Board, both hereto attached, 
be and the same are hereby ap- 
proved. 

Section 3. That said improve- 
ment shall be made and the cost 
thereof be paid by special as- 
sessment in accordance with an Act 
of the General Assembly of the State 
of Illinois, entitled "An Act Con- 
cerning Local Improvements." ap- 
proved June 14th, A. D. 1897, and 
the amendments thereto. 

Section 4. That the aggregate 
amount herein ordered to be as- 



sessed against the property, and also 
the assessment on each lot and par- 
cel of land therein assessed shall be 
divided into five installments in the 
manner provided by the statute in 
such cases made and provided, and 
each of said installments shall bear 
interest at the rate of five per 
centum per annum according to law 
until paid. 

Section 5. That for the purpose 
of- anticipating the collection of the 
second and succeeding installments 
of said assessment for said im- 
provement, bonds shall be issued 
payable out of said installments 
bearing interest at the rate of five 
per centum per annum, payable an- 
nually, and signed by the Mayor and 
by the President of the Board of 
Local Improvements, countersigned 
by the City Comptroller and attested 
by the City Clerk under the corpor- 
ate seal of the City of Chicago. Said 
bonds shall be issued in accordance 
with and shall in all respects con- 
form to the provision of the Act of 
the General Assembly of the State 
of Illinois, entitled "An Act Con- 
cerning Local Improvements", ap- 
proved June 14th, A. D. 1897, and 
the amendments thereto. 

Section 6. That the Corporation 
Counsel be and he is hereby directed 
to file a petition in the Circuit, 
Superior or County Court of Cook 
County, Illinois, in the name of the 
City of Chicago, praying that steps 
may be taken to levy a special as- 
sessment for said improvement in 
accordance with the provisions of 
this ordinance and in the manner 
prescribed by law. 

Section 7. That all ordinances 
or parts of ordinances conflicting 
with this ordinance be and the same 
are hereby repealed. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall 
be in force from and after its pas- 
sage. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



Finance. 



City Employes: Testimony before 
Subcommittee. 

The Committee on Finance sub- 
mitted a report recommending the 
passage of an order submitted 
therewith, directing City employes 
to appear before a certain sub- 
committee, on request, and to give 
testimony in reference to the hir- 
ing of teams for the removal of 
ashes and garbage. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Richert moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas— Qoughlin, Norris, DePriest, 
Stern, Werner, Ricihert, Hickey, 
Doyle, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoskc Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Powers, Fick, Miller. Krause, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Capitaius 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, McDermott, Hru- 
bec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck. ,Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 66. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Whereas. The Finance Com- 
mittee is now investigating the ex- 
penditure of City funds for ash, 
garbage and other teams; and, 

Whkreas, Certain employes in 
the Department of Public Works 
have declined to appear before the 
sub-committee in charge of this in- 
vestigation; therefore, be it 

Ordered, That all employes of the 



City of Chicago be and they hereby 
are directed to appear before the 
subcommittee of the Finance Com- 
mittee on the hearing of ash and 
garbage teams on the request of 
said subcommittee, and to supply 
such information as they may 
possess regarding the subject under 
investigation by said committee. 



Gas, Oil and Electric Light. 

The Committee on Gas, Oil and 
Electric Light submitted a report as 
follows : 

Chicago, January 27, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Gas, Oil and 
Electric Light, to whom was re- 
ferred (January 10, 1916, page 
2795) a report of the Bureau of Gas, 
Department of Public Service, for 
the month of December, 1915, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend 
that the said report be referred to 
the Corporation Counsel with the 
request that he institute suits for 
all violations of the gas quality 
ordinance indicated therein. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) L. D. Sitts, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Sitts moved to concur in said 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted a 
report as follows : 

Chicac.o, January 27. .1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 
Your Committee on Gas, Oil and 



January 31, 1916. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



3075 



Electric Light, to whom was re- 
ferred 

(January 10, 1916, page 2795) 
a report of the Telephone l^ureau 
of the Department of Public Ser- 
vice for the month of October, 
1915; 

(January 10, 1916, page 2795) 
a report of the Telephone Bureau 
of the Department of Public Ser- 
vice for the month of November, 
1915; 

(January 19, 1916, page 2894) 
a report of the Telephone Bureau 
of the Department of Public Ser- 
vice for the month of December, 
1915; and 

(January 19, 1916, page 2891) 
a communication of the Corpora- 
tion Counsel advising the City 
Council of the status of prosecu- 
tions instituted for violations of 
the gas quality ordinance, 
having had the saftie under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that said matters be placed 
on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) L. D. Sitts, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Sitts moved to concur in said 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Local Industries. 

The Committee on Local Indus- 
tries submitted the following re- 
port, which was:, on motion of Aid. 
Fisher, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

'Chicago, January 25, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Indus- 
tries, to whom was recommitted 
(January 19, 1916, pages 2882-3) 
an ordinance providing for the 



vacation of parts of Bross avenue 
between Western avenue and G. J. 
Ry.; and adjacent alleys, in S. J. 
Walker's Sub. of N. W. ^, Section 
31-39-14 (Cole Manufacturing Co., 
beneficiary), having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of 
the accompanying substitute or- 
dinance with compensation of 
$1,762.90, as fixed by your Com- 
mittee on Compensation [ordinance 
printed in Pamphlet No. 519]. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Albert J. Fisher, 

Chairman, 



Judiciary. 

The Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom had been referred (January 
19, 1916, page 2891) an order di- 
recting the Corporation Counsel to 
not defend a suit in mandamus 
seeking the enforcement of the 
fender ordinance, submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of 
said order. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Kerner moved to concur in 
said report and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Norris, DePries't, 
Stern, Werner, Richert, Hickey, 
Doyle, Nance, McCormick, Kim- 
ball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, Block, 
Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, Pett- 
koske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utp-atel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Powers. Fick, Miller. Krause, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Hiaderlem, Gnadt, Link, Capitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, W,atson, Kennedy, 
Demp'sey, Littler, McDermott, Hru- 
bec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke^ — 65. 

Nays — Martin — 1 . 



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! 



is said order as 



The following 
passed : 

WHEREAS, This Council has passed 
an ordinance requiring auto trucks 
to be equipped with fenders, and 

Whereas, A petition for manda- 
mus has been filed in the Circuit 
Court of Cook County, seeking the 
enforcement of this ordinance, 
thereforei be it 

Ordered, That the Corporation 
Counsel do not defend said suit on 
behalf of the City of Chicago. 



License. 



sub- 



The Committee on License 
mitted a report as follows: 

Chicago, January 27, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on License, to 
whom was referred (March 8, 1915, 
page 3826) an ordinance amending 
Sections 1612 and 1613 of The 
Chicago Code of 1911, relative to 
the issuance of licenses for motion- 
picture operators, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend that said 
ordinance be placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed). John Toman, 

Chairman, 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Toman moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Buildings and City Hall. 



The Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Pretzel, deferred and ordered 
published: 



Chicago, January 28, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago m City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(January 24, 1916, page 3006) an 
order directing the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health to issue a 
permit for the construction of a 
flat in the basement of the build- 
ing at 3509 West 38th place, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following sub- 
stitute order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
hereby are directed to issue a per- 
mit for the construction of a flat 
in the basement of the building at 
3509 West 38th place, according to 
plans on file in the oflice of the 
Commissioner of Buildings, pro- 
vided that all rooms shall be made 
legal size. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
1 the following report, which was, on 
I motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 28, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referrert 
(January 24, 1916, page 3006^ an 
order directing the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health to issue a 
permit for the construction of a 
flat in the basement of the buiiQing 
at 3517 West 38th place, having hail 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend tne 
passage of the following substitute 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 



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3077 



hereby are directed to issue a per- 
mit for the construction of a flat 
in the basement of the building at 
3517 West 38th place, according" to 
.plans on file in the office of the 
Commissioner of Buildings, pro- 
vided that all rooms shall be made 
legal size. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago. January 28. 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(January 19, 1916, page 2937) an 
order directing the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health to allow 
the California Ice Company to oc- 
cupy the frame office on premises 
at 4025 Ogden avenue, having had 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that 
said order be passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings and the Commissioner 
of Health be and they are hereby 
directed to allow the California Ice 
Company to occupy frame office on 
premises at 4025 Ogden avenue, as 
the same is at present constructed. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman, 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago. January 28. 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 



City Hall, to whom was referred 
(January 19, 1916, page 2932) an 
order directing the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health to issue a 
permit to A. Dahlquist to erect and 
maintain a bay window on the 
building at 2628 North Talman ave- 
nue, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend that said order be 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
are hereby directed to permit A. 
Dahlquist to erect and maintain a 
bay window of corrugated iron 12 
feet by 2 feet, on the side of the 
building on premises known as 
2628 North Talman avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 
also. 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 28. 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(December 20, 1915, page 2654) an 
order directing the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health to allow 
Gio Geramonti to install additional 
rooms in the attic of building at 
414 South Winchester avenue, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following sub- 
stitute order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
hereby are directed to issue a per- 
mit to Gio Geramonti to install 
additional rooms in the attic of the 
building at 414 South Winchester 
avenue, according to the sketch on 
file in the office of the Commis- 
sioner of Buildings, provided that 



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two frame dormer windows shall 
be constructed over the two center 
rooms and that all rooms and wm- 
dows in the attic shall be made 
legal size. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairmcm. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago. January 28, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago w City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(December 20, 1915, page 2659) an 
order directing the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health to issue a 
permit to John Hagenane to com- 
plete rooms in basement of build- 
ing at 6742 South Oakley avenue, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that said order be passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings and the Commissioner 
of Health, be and they are hereby 
directed to issue a permit to John 
Hagenane, to complete rooms in 
basement of building at 6742 South 
Oakley avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed^ George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago. January 28. 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(December 30, 1915, page 2754) an 



order directing the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health to allow . 
Mrs. Jaechke to maintain the por- , 
table frame building as now con- i 
structed on premises known as j 
2345 Southport avenue, having had j 
the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that i 
said order be passed : I 

Ordered, That the Commissioners ' 
of Building's and Health be and they 
are hereby directed to allow Mrs. 
Jaechke to maintain the portable 
frame building, 4 by 8 feet, used as 
a shoe shining stand, as the same 
is now constructed on premises 
known as 2345 Southport avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago. January 28. 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(January 19, 1916, page 2921) an 
order directing the Commissioner 
of Buildings to issue a permit to 
W 0. King & Co. to construct a 
frame shed at 2452 Loomis street, 
having had the same under advise- , 
ment beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that said order be passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings be and he is hereby 
directed to issue a permit to W. 0. 
King & Company to construct a 
frame shed 208 feet long, 200 feet j 
wide and 25 feet high, in accord- \ 
ance with plans now on file in the 
office of the Commissioner oi 
Buildings, same to be located near 
Stetson's Canal, on premises known 
as 2452 Loomis street. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman* 



January 31, 1916. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



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ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago. January 28. 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(January 24, 1916, page 3012) an 
i order directing the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health to permit 
Matej Kub to convert the one-story 
building at 5407 South Seeley ave- 
nue into a two -story building, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend 
that said order be passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
are hereby directed to permit Matej 
Kub to convert one-story building 
at 5407 South Seeley avenue into a 
two-story building according to 
plans on file in the Department of 
Buildings. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 28, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(January 19, 1916, page 2916) an 
order directing the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health to issue a 
permit to N. H. Lutz to remodel 
building at 4227 Champlain avenue, 
jhaving had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and reci- 
|3mmend that said order be passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioners 



of Buildings and Health be and they 
are hereby ordered to permit N. H. 
Lutz to remodel building located at 
4227 Champlain avenue according 
to plans to be submitted to the De- 
partment of Buildings. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman, 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion lof Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 28, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(January 19, 1916, page 2921) an 
order directing the Commissioner of 
Buildings to issue a permit to Carl 
A. Nyden to construct a temporary 
frame real estate office at the north- 
west corner of East 75th street and 
Merrill avenue, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend that said order 
be passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings be and he is hereby 
directed to permit Carl A. Nyden to 
construct and maintain a temporary 
frame real estate office at the 
northwest corner of East 75th street 
and Merrill avenue, as per plans at- 
tached. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and 
ordered published: 

Chicago, January 28, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 



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January 31, 1916. 



City Hall, to whom was referred 
(January 24, 1916, page 3008) an 
order directing the Commissioner 
of Buildings to permit Israel Rap- 
peport to maintain the shed as now 
constructed at 1538 West 14th 
place, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend that said order be 
nassed '. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Buildings be and he is hereby di- 
rected to permit Israel Rappeport 
to maintain sheds as now con- 
structed at 1538 West 14th place. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman 

ALSO. 



ALSO, 



The same oommittee submitted 
the following report, which was, on 
motion of Aid. Pretzel, deferred and | 
ordered published : 

Chicago, January 28, 1916. 
To the Moiyor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(January 24, 1916, page 3012) an or- 
der directing the Commissioners ot 
Buildings and Health to issue a per- 
mit to Mrs. Schrader to convert a 
one-story building at 5315 South 
Hermitage avenue into a two-story 
building, having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the 
following substitute order: 

Ordered, ThSii the Commissioners 
of Buildings and Health be and they 
hereby are directed to permit Mrs. 
Schrader to convert the one-story 
building at 5315 South Hermitage 
avenue into a two-story building, 
according to plans on f^^lc ^^ ^j'^^' 
Building Department, provided thai 
the middle room on each floor shall 
be alcoved. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted a 
report as follows: 

Chicago, January 28, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Buildings and 
City Hall, to whom was referred 
(January 19, 1916, page 2937) 
an order directing the Com- 
missioners of Buildings and 
Health to permit Ruben Rosen- 
berg to occupy the basement of 
the building at 1216 South Ho- ^ 
man avenue; and 

(December 10, 1915, page 2524) 
an order directing the Commis- 
sioners of Buildings and Health to 
permit John Howe to occupy the 
two- story frame building as now 
constructed at 3842 Oak Park 
avenue, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and' rec- 
ommend that said orders be placed 
on file. 

Respectfully submitted. 
(Signed) George Pretzel, 

Qhairman. 



Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Pretzel moved to concur in 
said report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Railway Terminals. 

The Committee on Railway Ter- 
minals submitted a report as fol- 
lows : \ 

Chicago, January 25, 1016. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City CouncU 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Railway Ter- 
minals, to whom was referred (June 
21, 1015, page 695) an ordinance re- 
po'alins^'an ordinance passed Sep- 
tember 10, 1914, amending Section 



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8 of an ordinance passed March 23, 
1914, granting permission and au- 
thority to The Union Station Com- 
pany to construct, maintain and 
operate a railroad passenger station, 
having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend that said ordinance be placed 
on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Ellis Geiger, 

Chairman. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said report. 

Aid. Geiger moved to concur in 
said report. 
The motion prevailed. 



Track Elevation. 

The Committee on Track Eleva- 
tion submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Michaelson, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, January 28, 1916. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago in City Council 
Assembled: 

Your Committee on Track Eleva- 
tion, having had under consideration 
an ordinance providing for the re- 
construction of the subways under 
the Illinois Central Railroad from 
53rd street to 67th street, beg leave 
to report and reoommend that the 
same do pass [ordinance printed in 
Pamphlet No. 520]. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) M. A. MIghaelson, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, submitted 
the following report, which was, 
on motion of Aid. Michaelson, de- 
ferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, January 31, 1916. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in City Council 

Assembled: 

Your Committee on Track Eleva- 



tion, having had under advisement 
an amendatory ordinance providing 
for certain dedications and vaca- 
tions made necessary to change 
West 87th street to meet the Section 
line, also to provide a 66-foot street 
between State street and Wentworth 
avenue, beg leave to report and 
recommend that the same do pass 
[ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 
520]. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) M. A. Michaelson, 

Chairman. 



All Matters Presented by the Alder- 
men, Also Special Assessment, 
Improvement and Repealing Or- 
dinances Submitted by the Board 
of Local Improvements, Arranged 
as to Ward Numbers, Beginning 
with the First Ward. 



FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the fol- 
lowing orders, which were, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, ,That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Donato Altier to erect and 
maintain a barber pole in front of 
the premises situate and known 
as No. 19 West Van Buren street. 
Said permit shall be issued sub- 
ject to revocation by the Mayor 
at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to J. F. Evans to erect and 
maintain two barber poles, one 
in front of the premises known as 
1805 South Wabash avenue and 
one in front of the premises 
known as 51 East 18th street, be- 
ing the southeast corner of East 
18th street and South Wabash 
avenue. Said permit shall be is- 
sued subject to revocation by the 



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Mayor at any time in his discre- 
tion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Frederick T. Hoyt to erect 
and maintain a V-shaped board 
sign, four (4') feet by six (6') 
feet, to project from the buildmg 
situate and known as No. 429 
South Wabash avenue. Said 
permit shall be issued subject to 
revocation by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Frederick T. Hoyt to erect 
and maintain a V-shaped board 
sign in front of the premises 
known and situate as No. 23 South 
Wabash avenue, to project from^ 
the building and to be four (4') 
feet by six (6') feet. Said per- 
mit shall be issued subject to 
revocation by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to The Northern Trust Com- 
pany, Trustee under the will of 
Henry Strong, deceased, (Gordon 
Strong, Agent), to construct, 
maintain and operate a canopy 
over the sidewalk in Adams street, 
to be attached to the building or 
structure located at southeast 
corner of East Adams and South 
State streets, in accordance with 
plans and specifications to be 
filed with the Commissioner of 
Public Works and approved by 
the Commissioner of Buildings 
and Chief of Fire Prevention and 
Public Safety, said canopy not to 
exceed seventeen feet in length 
nor ten feet in width, upon the 
filing of the application and bond 
and payment of the initial com- 
pensation provided for by ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Kenna presf^ntod the follow- 
ing order, which was. on motion, 
duly passed: 



Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to is- 
sue a permit to the International 
Hotel Company, a corporation 
duly organized under the laws of 
the State of Illinois, to erect and 
maintain an electrically illumi- 
nated sign against side of south 
wall and projecting over mansard 
roof of building known as 
the Kaiserhof Hotel, situated at 
No. 316 South Clark street, the 
said electric sign to be entirely of 
steel construction and no part of 
which shall project upon or over 
any street or alley adjoining 
building. Said sign shall be con- 
structed in accordance with the 
plans and specifications approved 
in the Building Department Octo- 
ber 22, 1915, and necessary bond 
shall be executed by the Interna- 
tional Hotel Company, with satis- 
factory sureties conditioned to 
indemnify, save and keep harm- 
less the City of Chicago and its 
officers and agents from any 
damages, cost, liability or expense 
of any kind whatsoever which it, 
the said City, may be put to or 
which may be recovered against 
the said City or any of its officers 
or agents from or by reason of 
the construction, erection or 
maintenance of said sign, and 
conditioned further to observe 
and perform all the conditions 
and provisions of this order, and 
of any ordinance now in force or 
which may hereafter be in force 
governing or regulating the con- 
stuction, erection or maintenance 
of electrically illuminated signs. 
The permission and authority 
heroin given may be revoked at i 
any time by the Mayor or the I 
City Council, and upon such revo- 
cat'ion either by the Mayor or the 
City Council, and notice m writ- i 
ing thereof to the said Interna- 
tional Hotel Company said sign 
shall bo romovod by tho Interna- 
tional Hotel Company, within 
thirty (30) days from and after 
serving of such notice of rovoca- 



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tion upon the said International 
Hotel Company. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted an ordinance repealing 
an ordinance (passed April 26, 
1915) for paving South Dearborn 
street from West Van Buren street 
to Polk street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Coughlin, said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Goughhn, Norris, DePriest, 
Stern, Werner, Riohert, Hickey 
Doyle, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Bauler, Ellison, ICjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Capitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, McDermott, Hru- 
bec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 66. 

Nays — None. 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Norris presented a claim of 
Julia A. Johnson for a rebate of 
water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance ifor ourbing, 
grading and paving with brick the 
alleys between East 35th street, East 
37ith street, Vernon avenue and 
Rhodes avenue. 

By unanimous consient, on motion 

of Aid. Norris, said estimate was 

approved and- said ordinance was 

passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norriis, DePries't, 

tern, Werner, Ricihert, Hickey, 

joyle, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 

^imball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 

'lock, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 



Pettkoske, Oullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
P/uIer, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace 
Haderlein Gnadt, Link, Capitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, McDermott, Hru- 
bec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson! 
Buck Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 66. 
Nays — None. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Stern presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to David Anderson to erect 
and maintain a board sign, 3 feet 
by 6 feet, over the sidewalk in 
front of premises known as No. 
1242 East 47th street. Said sign 
shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to tefmination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a reoommendation and 
ordinance for opening an alley be- 
tween East 43rd street, East 44th 
street, Champlain avenue and St. 
Lawrence avenule. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Stern, said estimate was ap- 
proved land said ordinance was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yea5— Coughlin, Norris, DePriest, 
Stern, Werner, Ricihert, Hickey, 
Doyle, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley' 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray 
Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause,' 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace 



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Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Capitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, MoDerniott, Hru- 
bec O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Miohaelson, 
Buck. Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 66. 
Nays — None. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Time Fixed for Next Succeeding 
Regular Meeting. 

Aid. Richert presented an or- 
dinance providing that the next 
succeeding regular meeting shall he 
held on Monday, February 1, 1916, 
at 7:30 o'clock P. M. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

Aid McCormick moved to amend 
said ordinance by striking out the 
words and figures, "7:30 o'clock P. 
M " and hy inserting in lieu thereol 
the'words and figures, "2:00 o'clock 
P. M." 

The motion to amend prevailed, 
by yeas and nays las 'follows : 

Yeas— Hickey, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Ray, Smith, Healy, Fick, Miller, 
Kjellander, Wallace, Haderlein, 
Gnadit, Capitain, Pretzel, Kennedy, 
McDermott, Kearns, Fisher, Mi- 
chaelson. Buck, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch— 30. 

jVays— Norris, Stern, Richert, 
Martin, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szym- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Ellison, 
Watson, Dempsey, Hrubec, O'Toole, 
Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, Janke— 21. 

The question being put on the 
passage of said ordinance as amend- 
ed, the motion prevailed and said 
ordinanrc as amended was passed, 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Y^a5_(:onphlin. Norris, D(^Pries'i, 
Stern, Wernor. Ric^hert, Hickey, 



Doyle, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, '^jden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Powers, .Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Capitam, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, McDermott, Hru- 
bec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck. Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 66. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 



Section 1. That the next regular- 
meeting of the City Council to be 
held after the meeting of January 
3i 1916, be and the same is hereby 
fixed to he held on Monday, Febru- 
ary 7, 1916, at 2:00 o'clock P. M. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 
be in full force and effect from and i 
after its passage. 

Aid. Richert presented an or- 
dinance for an appropriation of 
$250,000.00 from the "traction 
funds" to defray cost of employing 
engineers and securing and publish- 
ing report on traction conditions 
and subway construction. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

Aid. Watson moved to amend said 
/>rdinance by striking out the words 
and figures, "^rwo Hundred Fifty 
Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00) , 
and by inserting in lieu thereof the 
words and figures, "T^vo Hundred 
Twenty Thousand Dollars ($220,- 
000.00)". 

The motion to amend prevailed. 

The question being put on the 
passage, of said ordinance as 



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amended, the motion iprevailed and 
said ordinance as amended was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norris, DePriest, 
Stern, Werner, Richert, Hickey, 
Doyle, Martin, Nance, Kimball, 
Merriam, Cross, Tyden, Vanderbilt, 
McNichols, Klaus;, Pettkoske, Cul- 
lerton, Mulac, Ray, Anderson, 
Smith, Lawley, Rodriguez, Utpatel, 
Szymkowski, Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, 
Murray, Powers, Fick, Miller, 
Krause, Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, 
Wallace, Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, 
Capitain, Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, 
Dempsey, Littler, McDermott, Hru- 
bec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 62. 

Nays — McOormick, Block, Kerner, 
Kennedy — 4. 

The following is said ordinance 
las passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the sum of Two 
Hundred Twenty Thousand Dollars 
($220,000.00), or so much thereof 
as may be authorized by law and as 
may be needed, be and the same is 
hereby appropriated from and shall 
be paid out of the deposits made by 
the Chicago City Railway Company 
and the Chicago Railways Company 
under the terms of their respective 
ordinances passed on February 11, 
1907, being those deposits com- 
monly known as the "Traction 
Fund", for the corporate uses -and 
purposes of iconducting an investi- 
gation into and securing and pub- 
lishing a report, or reports, of ex- 
pert engineers and others as to the 
desirability of constructing sub- 
ways, elevated railroad extensions, 
and connections between surface, 
elevated and subway systemsi, the 
desirability and feasibility of pro- 
viding for unified operation of sur- 
face, elevated and subway lines, 
and for their ultimate or immediate 
acquirement by the municipality, 



and as to the location, character, 
construction and use of such sub- 
ways, elevated and surface street 
railway lines, extensions, additions 
and connections; and for securing 
expert legal counsel to advise upon 
the special legal problems presented 
in the course of and by the fore- 
going investigation, and to draw up 
(under the direction of the Com- 
mittee on Local Transportation) 
such contracts, bills, ordinances .and 
other documents as may be de- 
sirable to promote the purposes of 
such investigation, and to bring to 
fruition the arrangements or con- 
structions disclosed by it to be de- 
sirable; such amount to be paid 
out of said moneys paid to the City 
of Chicago by the Chicago City 
Railway Company and by the Chi- 
cago Railways Company in pur- 
suance of Sections 24 and 25, re:- 
spectively, of their said ordinances 
of February 11, 1907, for the fiscal 
year beginning January 1, 1916, and 
ending December 31, 1916. 

Section 2. That thisi appropria- 
tion is for the purpose of enabling 
the duly designated officials of the 
City of Chicago to enter into a con- 
tract or contracts in accordance 
with, and to carry out at once the 
purposes of a certain ordinance 
passed December 20, 1915 (as the 
same appears at pages 2675-2677, 
inclusive, of the printed Journal of 
the Proceedings of the City Council 
of said last mentioned date) and 
other ordinances passed or to be 
passed in connection therewith; 
and this appropriation shall be in- 
cluded in and regularly made a 
part of the Annual Appropriation 
Bill to be passed by the City Coun- 
cil during the first quarter of the 
fiscal year. 

Section 3. That the City Comp- 
troller and the heads of other de- 
partments or duly designated of- 
ficials shall administer the amount 
appropriated in this ordinance by 
standard accounts as specified by 
account numbers, designation of 



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which may be amended or altered 
hy the City Comptroller to suit the 
needs of proper classification, and 
in accordance with the official 
manual of the Department of 
Finance. 

Section 4. That this ordinance 
shall be in force and take effect 
from and after its passage and due 
publication. 

Aid. Richert presented an or- 
dinance amending an ordinance 
passed January 19, 1916, approving 
bonds of various banks designated 
as depositaries of the city's funds. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
ordinance*. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norris, DePriest, 
Stern, Werner, Riohert, Hickey, 
Doyle, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, GuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Gapitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, McDermott, Hru- 
bec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 66. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance 
heretofore passed by this Gouncil 
on January 19, 1916, and shown at 
pages 2889 and 2890 of the Goun- 
cil Journal of that date, approving 
bonds of various banks who had 
qualillcd to act as city depositaries, 
be and the same ia hereby amended 



by striking out of the right-hand ; 

column of page 2889 in the 33rd line ' 

the figures "237,500", and inserting , 

in lieu thereof the. figures "350,000". i 

■ i 

Section 2. This ordinance shall | 

be in effect from and after its pas- ; 

sage. I 

Aid. Richert presented an ordi- | 
nance fixing a basis for adjustment 
of interest rate on certain tax an- i 
ticipation warrants. 

Unanimous consent was given 
for consideration of said ordinance. 
Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said 
ordinance was passed, by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Norris, DePriest, 
Stern, Werner, Riohert, Hickey, 
Doyle, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Gapitam. 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, McDermott, Hru- 
bec O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson. 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 66. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance 
as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the Gity Gomp- 
troller be and he is hereby directed 
to adjust the rate of interest on 
outstanding tax warrants covering? 
loans made from surplus moneys 
in special funds, maturing after 
January 1, 1916, on the basis of the 
average rate of interest that the 
city will receive during the current 
year, being at the rate of 2% for 
the first three months and 2^% 
for the last nine months. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall 



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be in force and effect from and 
after its passage. 

Aid. Richert presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That an order hereto- 
fore passed by this Council on 
January 24, 1916, and shown at 
page 2985 of the Council Journal 
df that date, authorizing adjust- 
ment of the interest rate on out- 
standing tax warrants, be and the 
same is hereby rescinded. 

Aid. Richert presented an order 
amending an order passed January 
19, 1916, authorizing payment of 
"overtime" in the Department of 
Health. 

Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said order. 

Aid. Richert moved to pass said 
order. 

The motion prevailed and said 
order was passed, by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yea5— Goughlin, Norris, DePriest, 
Stern, Werner, Richert, Hickey, 
Dpyle, Martin, Nance, I^IcCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Andereon, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Hauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Eaderlein, Gnadt, Link, Capitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, McDermott, Hru- 
bec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 

fBuck Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
^ynch, Janke — 66. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
'passed : 

Ordered, That an order here- 
to^fore passed by this Council on 
January 19, 1916, and shown at 
page 2951 of the Council Journal 
of that date, authorizing payment 
of $264.02 "overtime" in the De- 
partment of Health, be and the 
same is hereby amended as fol- 



lows: By adding at the end of 
said order the, following: 
"to be made for the year 1916". 

Aid. Richert presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Peter Narbone to erect 
and maintain a barber pole at 
the edge of the sidewalk in front 
of the premises known as 713 
West 25th place. Said barber 
pole shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Aid. Richert presented a claim of 
B. Gordan for a rebate of water 
rates, and a claim of Mrs. Regina 
Kollak for compensation for dam- 
age to property, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Doyle presented a claim of 
Elmer Richards Company for a re- 
bate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the lOommittee on 
Finance. 

Aid Martin presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
isioner of Gas and Electricity be 
and he is hereby directed to in- 
stall two electric arc lights in 
front of thei Russian Orthodox 
Grecian Catholic Church lat West 
44th street and South Paulina 
street. 

Aid. Martin presented an order di- 
recting the Gommisisioner of Build- 
ings to issue a permit to Joseph 



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Donschen to repair shed at 3426 
South Irving avenue, and' an order 
directing said Commissioner to per- 
mit Mrs. Lutz to maintain shed at 
3438 Normal avenue, which were 

Referred to the Committee on 
Buildings and City Hall. 

The Board of Local Imiprovements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for curbmg 
grading and paving with brick 
South California avenue from West 
39th street to West 47th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
0^ Aid Doyle, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yea5— Goughlin, Norrls, DePriest, 
Stern Werner, Richert, Mickey, 
Doyle, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause. 
Bauler, Eltison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Gapitaim, 
Pretzel Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, McDermott Hru- 
bec O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 66. 
Nays — None. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Nance presented an order re- 
scinding an order passed January 
10 1916, for the opening of public 
comfort stations at the Chicago 
Public Library. 



Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said order. 

Aid. Nance moved to pass said or- 
der. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
der was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

y^.^.s_(;o\iKl>lin. Noi-ris. DePriest, 
Stern Werner. Ri<'hort.. Hickey, 
Dovl<', Martin. Nance. McCormick, 



Kimball, Merriam, Cross, TVden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Capitam, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, McDermott. Hru- 
bec oVoole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 66. 
Nays — None. 

The following is said order as 
passed : 

Ordered, That an order hereto- 
fore passed by this Council on 
January 10, 1916, directing the 
opening of the public comfort 
stations at the Public Library, as 
shown at page 2838 of the Coun- 
cil Journal of that date, be and 
the same is hereby rescinded and > 
the following order passed m lieu 
thereof : 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Health be and he is 
hereby directed to open at once 
and maintain the public com- 
fort stations attached to the 
Public Library, and charge the 
salaries of the two attendants, 
provided by the Department oi 
Public Works, from January 1, 
1916, to an appropriation which 
will be included in the appi-o- 
priatlon ordinance for the year 
1916. 
Aid. Nance presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed : 

Ordered, Thiit the Corporation 
Counsel be and he is hereby re- 
quested to prepare and submit lo 
this Council an opinion as to tne 
powers of the City of Chicago to 
require the proprietors of an 
public garages to "^J^i^^f^^,. ^ 
record, open at all times to inc 
police department onicials or 
other accredited authorities, 
showing the identity of all auW- 



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mobiles and motorcycles occupy- 
ing space in their respective 
garages, indicating the name of 
owner, with description, if not 
properly identified, complete de- 
scription of car, including the 
various numbers and other dis- 
tinguishing marks. 

Aid. Nance presented a claim of 
Clyde R. Bates for payment of un- 
paid principal on special assessment 
improvement bonds, and a claim of 
W. K. Young & Bro. for a rebate of 
water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kimball presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he hereby is directed to install 
a drinking fountain at the north- 
east corner of Prairie avenue and 
East Marquette road. 

I The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt 
East 69th place from Indiana ave- 
nue to Calumet avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Kimball, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Norris, DePriest, 
Stern, Werner, Ricihert, Hickey, 
Doyle, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein. Gnadt. Link, Capitaim, 
Pretzel, Lipps. Watson, Kennedy, 
'Demnsey, Littler, McDermott, Hru- 
bec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 



Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 66. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance (passed October 5, 1914) for 
paving the alley between East 63rd 
street. East 64th street, Woodlawn 
avenue and University avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Merriam, said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Norris, Depriest, 
Stern, Werner, Richert, Hickey, 
Doyle, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Powers,! Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Capitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, McDermott, Hru- 
bec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck,, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 66. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a tile pipe sewer in 
Clyde avenue and Clyde avenue pro- 
duced from East 74th street to East 
75th street. 

By unanimous consent, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Kimball, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Goughlin, Norris, DePriest, 
Stern, Werner, Ricihert, Hickey, 
Doyle, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Capitain, 



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. January 31, 1916. 



Pretzel, Lipos, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, McDermott Hru- 
bec O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Mmhaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 66. 
Nays — None. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Cross presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to American Retailers 
Association to string, and main- 
tain for thirty days, a muslm sign 
across the sidewalk in front of 
premises known as 3244 East 
85th street. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination 
by the Mayor at any time m his 
discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to A. Weis to string, and 
maintain for thirty days, a muslin 
isign across the sidewalk, in front 
of the premises known as 10614 
Torrence avenue. Said sign shall 
be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 



Aid. Cross presented a claim of 
G. G. Osterberg for compensation 
for services, which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Cross prosenied an order for 
opening Fast inUh street between 
Tirron Hay avonuo and Avf^nue 0, 
which was 



Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improve- 
ments submitted an ordinance re- 
pealing an ordinance (passed April 
28 1913) for paving East 73rd 
street from Stony Island avenue to 
South Shore avenue, 

Consideration of which was, on | 
motion of Aid. Cross, deferred. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance (passed December 28, 1914) 
for cinder sidewalks on a system or 
streets as follows:, to wit: The 
north side of East 86th street from 
Exchange avenue to Muskegon ave- 
nue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Tyden, said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Y^a5_Coughlin, Norris, DePriesi 
Stern Werner, Richert. Hickey, 
Doyle, Martin, Nance, McCormicK, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerne-r, . 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, i 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Powers, Fick, . MilleT. Kra^^se, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wal ace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt. Link, Capitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey. Littler, McDermott Hru- 
bec. O'Toole, Wm. J. Ly^^J;^- ^^7®"' 
Ke-arns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
I Tivnoh. Janke — 66, 
Nays—^one. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a tile pipe sewer in 
Essex avenue from East 83rd streei 
to a point 15 feet north of East 87in 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Cross, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

y.vr.v-Coiighlin. Norris l\]*}\^f; 
Slorn Wornor. Richert, HirKo>. 



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Doyle, Martin, Nance. McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Gross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Capitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Demosey, Littler, McDermott, Hru- 
bec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 66. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a tile pipe sewer in 
Phillips avenue from East 83rd 
street to a point 15 feet north of 
East 87th street. 

By unanimous consent, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Tyden, said estimate 
was approved and said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norris, DePries't, 
I Stern, Werner, Ricihert, Hickey, 
Doyle, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Powers, Fick,' Miller, Krause, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Capitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
DemiDsey, Littler, McDermott, Hru- 
bec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 66. 
Nays — None. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Block and Vanderbilt pre- 
sented the following orders, which 
were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is 
hereby directed to cause the 
Pennsylvania Railroad Company 



to repair its right of way in West 
119th street and in South Halsted 
street, at West Pullman. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to cause the 
Chicago & Western Indiana Rail- 
road Company and the Chicago, 
Rock Island & Pacific Railroad 
Company to repair their right of 
way in Cottage Grove avenue at 
E. 94th street. 

Aid. Block and Vanderbilt pre- 
sented an order amending an order 
passed July 12, 1915, authorizing 
payment of sundry claim's for re- 
bates of water rates. 

Unanimous consent was given fO'r 
consideration of said order. 

Aid. Block moved to pass said 
order. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
der was passed, by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norris, DePriest, 
Stern, Werner, Richert, Hickey, 
Doyle, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols. Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein. Gnadt, Link, Capitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, McDermott, Hru- 
bec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 66. 

Nays — None. 

The follo'wing is said order as 



Ordered, That an order hereto- 
fore passed by this Council on 
July 12, 1915, published on page 
1192 of the Council Journal, be 
and the same is hereby amended 
by striking out the name "0. H. 
Soots" appearing in the 30th line 
in the right-hand column of said 
order, and by inserting in lieu 



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thereof the name "William T. 
Geiaps". 

AM Block and Vanderhilt pre- 
sented an ordinance providing for 
the vacation of the stub-end of Rus- 
sell street (or Patzack place) and 
the stub-end of East 77th street ly- 
ing immediately west of the Illinois 
Central Railroad, and of the east- 
and-west alley in the block bounded 
by Greenwood avenue, PatzacK: 
place, East 77th street and the I. C 
R R. (The New York, Chicago & 
St. Louis Railroad Company,' bene- 
ficiary), which was 

Referred to the Committee on 
Local Industries. 

Aid. Block and Vanderbilt pre- 
sented an order directing the Com- 
missioner of Public Works to lay a 
water supply pipe in Ellis avenue 
from East 81st street to East 82nd 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 



Aid. Block and Yanderbilt pre- 
sented a petition and order for pav- 
ing with granite top macadam East 
80th and East 81st streets from Dor- 
chester avenue to Kimb'ark avenue, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted an ordinance repealing an 
ordinance (passed May 17, 1915) for 
opening and widening Woodlawn 
avenue from East 76th street to East 
77th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 

of Aid. Block, said ordinance was 

passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 

Y^a5_Coughlin, Norris, DePriest, 

RUirn, Wornor, Richcrt. Hickey, 

Dnylo Martin, Nance, McCormick. 

Kimball, Moi-riam, Cross, Tydcn, 

Block, Vanflorbilt. McNichols. Klaus. 

PoUkoHko, Ciillerion, Mulac, Kerner, 

Ray AndfM'snn, Smiili. Lawloy, 

Rofl'rigiK'z, lUpatol, Szymkowski, 

Zwiofka, Situ, TToaly, Murray, 

l>n\vors. Fick, Miller. Krause. 

Ttniilor. Ellison. Kjc^llander, Wallaro. 

lTa(l<'rl(Mn. r.nafll. T-ink. Capitain. 



Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, McDermott^ Hru- 
bec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 66. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance (passed October 29, 1915) for 
paving a system of streets as fol- 
lows, to wit: East 103rd place from 
Cottage Grove avenue to Corliss ave- 
nue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Yanderbilt, said ordinance 
was passed, by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas— Coughlm, Norris, DePriest, 
Stern, Werner, Richert Hickey, 
Doyle Martin, Nance. McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam. Cross Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols. Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wal ace, 
Haderlein. Gnadt Link, Capitam, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson. Kennedy, 
Dempsev, Littler, McDermott. Hru- 
bec O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 66. 
Nays — None. 



'I 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a tile pipe sewer in 
Princeton avenue from West 95tli 
street to West 96th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Block, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yras— Coughlin, Norris ^^X'tf^: 
Stern Werner, Richert, nirKo>. 
Doyle Martin, Nance, McConnirk. 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross Tydon. 
Block, Vanderbilt. McNichols KlauF. 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac. K(M'mM\ 
Rav, Anderson, Smith. Lawlo>, 
Roilriiiuez, Utpatol, S/.ymkowslo. 
/Aviofka, Sitts. Healy. Mun-ay. 
Powers. Fick. Miller, T)^';V>^^' 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 



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Haderlein. Gnadt, Link, Capitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, McDermott, Hru- 
bec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 66. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cinder sidewalk on 
both sides of South Bishop street 
from West 108th street to West 
iiiiih street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Vanderbilt, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norris, DePriest, 
Stern, Werner, Richert, Hi-ckey, 
Doyle, Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Gullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Capitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, McDermott, Hru- 
bec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 66. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cinder sidewalk on 
both sides of East 89th place from 
Eherhart avenue to South Park ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Block, said estimate was ap- 
I proved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows : 
^ Yeas-^Coughlin, Norris, DePriest, 
wtern, Werner, Riohei^t, Hickey, 
D9yle, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton,, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 



Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Capitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, McDermott, Hru- 
bec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 66. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cinder sidewalk on 
both sides of Emerald avenue from 
West 123rd street to West 124th 
street, 

Consideration of which was, on 
motion of Aid. Block, deferred. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cinder sidewalk on 
the westerly side of Laflin street 
from West 110th street to West 
111th street, 

Consideration of which was, on 
motion of Aid. Block, deferred. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 

ordinance for a cinder sidewalk on 
both sides of West 101st street from 
South State street to Yale avenue. 

By unanimious consent, on motion 
of Aid. Vanderbilt, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norris, DePriest, 
Stern, Werner, Richei^t, Hickey, 
Doyle, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Capitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, McDermott, Hru- 
bec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 66. 

Nays — None. 



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ALSO, 



A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cinder sidewalk on 
the west side of South Sangamon 
street from West 116th street to 
West 117th street, 

Oonsideration of which was, on 
motion of Aid. Block, deferred. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance- for a cinder sidewalk on 
the west side of University avenue 
from East 89th street to East 90th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Vanderhilt, said estimate was 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, hy yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas— Coughlin, Noms DePriest, 
Stern, Werner, Richeit Hitckey, 
Doyle Martin, Nance, McGormick, 
Kimball, Merriam Cross Tyden, 
Block, Vanderhilt, McNichols Klaus, 
Pettkoske, GuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Powers, Fick, Miller,- Krause, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wal ace, 
Haderlein. Gnadt. Link, Gapitam, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, McDermott^ Hru- 
bec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lyncli, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 66. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cinder sidewalk on 
both sides of Wentworth avenuie 
from West 123rd street to West 
127th street, 

Consideration of which was, on 
motion of Aid. Block, deferred. 



iapproved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as follows: 
Y^a5__Coughlin, Norris, DePriest, 
Stern, Werner, Richer't, Hi-ckey, 
Doyle, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderhilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, CuUerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Capitam, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, McDermott, Hru- 
bec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 66. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for water service pipes in 
Stewart avenue between West 124th 
street and West 125th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Block, said estimate was ap- 
proved and said ordinance was 
piassed, by yeas and nays as follows: 
Y^«5_Coughlin, Norris, DePriest, 
Stern, Werner, Richert, Hickey, 
Doyle Martin, Nance, McCormicJi, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross Tyden, 
Block, Vanderhilt, McNichols Klaus. 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner. 
Rav, Anderson, Smith, Lawley. 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murra>. 
Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause. 
Bauler, Ellison, iqellander, Wal aco. 
Haderlein, Gnadt. Link. Capitain. 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, McDermott, Hru- 
bcc O^Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson. 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — 66. 
Nays — None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for water service pipes 
in Eggleston avenue between West 
124th street and West 125th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Vand«M-bilt., said estimate was 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. McNichols presented the fol- 
lowing orders, which were, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 



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he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Max Baskin to erect 
and maintain for thirty days a 
mushn sign in front of the 
premises known as 1209 W. 12th 
street. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to S. Fortes to erect and 
maintain a barber pole in front of 
premises situate and known as 
1359 Washburne avenue. This 
permit is subject to the revoca- 
tion of the M.ayor at any time at 
his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Puhlic Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Grand Theatre to erect 
and maintain for thirty days a 
muslin sign in front of the prem- 
ises known as 1704 W; 12th 
street. Said sign shall be erected 
and maintained in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege- shall be subject to 
termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Marshfield Theatre to 
erect and maintain for thirty 
days a muslin sign in front of 
the premises known asi 1650 W. 
12th street. Said sign shall be 
erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by 
the Mayor at any time in his dis- 
cretion. 

I Aid. McNichols presented a claim 
bf A. R. Fifer for a rebate of water 
^ates, which was 



Referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, esti- 
mate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving with brick the 
alley between Hastings street, West 
14th street, Throop street and 
Loomis street. 

Consideration of which was, on 
motion of Aid. Klaus, deferred. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate, and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick the alleys be- 
tween West 18th street, a line 
parallel with and 494 feet south of 
West 18th street, Albert street and 
Laflin street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. McNichols, said estimate w^as 
approved and said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and nays as followsi: 

Yeas— Goughlin, Norris, DePriest, 
Stern^ Werner, Ri chert, Hickey, 
Doyle, Martin, Nance, McCormick, 
Kimball, Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
Block, Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
Pettkoske, Cullerton, Mulac, Kerner, 
Ray, Anderson, Smith, Lawley 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
Zwiefka, Sitts, Healy, Murray, 
Powers, Fick, Miller, Krause, 
Bauler, Ellison, Kjellander, Wallace, 
Haderlein, Gnadt, Link, Capitain, 
Pretzel, Lipps, Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, McDermott, Hru- 
bec, O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergeu 
Kearns, Rea, Fisher, Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke — QQ. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an or- 
dinance (passed July 15, 1915) for 
paving the alleys between West 
18th street, West 18th place, Laflin 
street and South Ashland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion 
of Aid. Klaus, said ordinance was 
passed, by yeas and naysi as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Norris, DePriest, 
Stern, Werner, Richert, Hickey, 



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Doyle. Martin, . Nance ^McCormick, 
KimbalL Merriam, Cross, Tyden, 
B?Jk Vanderbilt, McNichols, Klaus, 
?ettkoske, Gullerton Mulac, Kemer, 
Ray Anderson, Smith, Lawle^, 
Rodriguez, Utpatel, Szymkowski, 
ZwiefSt, Sltts, Healy, Murray 
Powprci Fick, Miller, Krauze, 
hauler EllLn/Kiellander.Wa ace, 
wpHprlpin Gnadt, Link, uapitam, 
Pretzel LiPPS. Watson, Kennedy, 
Dempsey, Littler, McDermott^ Hru- 
hec O'Toole, Wm. J. Lynch, Bergen, 
l^earns Re'a, Fisher Michaelson, 
Buck, Toman, Blaha, Thos. J. 
Lynch, Janke— 66. 
Nays — None. 



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ELEVENTH WARD. 



AM Pettkoske presented an or- 
dinance providing for the vacation 
of the east-and-west .alley m the 
block bounded by South Marshfield 
avenue. South Paulina street, West 
17th street and West 16th street. 
Unanimous consent was given for 
consideration of said ordinance. 

Aid. Pettkoske moved to pass said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said or- 
dinance was passed, by yeas and